Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 1/29/13
San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan is one of the few players in the NBA who's extremely popular without being flashy or becoming normal to controversy. In this occasion, Duncan is linked to violent incidents because of his newly released Nike Air shoes. As reported by WJLA.com, there have been a few incidents where three individuals were held at gunpoint for their shoes. The shoes are extremely popular as they go for as much as $250 for a pair according to the site. The newly released Tim Duncan Nike Air tennis shoes are so popular bids for the shoe on eBay start at $250 but can end up selling for hundreds more, observers say. It's not bad enough that there are victims of this crime, but also take into account the age of these teens. One of the teens was just a block away from his school when he got held at gunpoint: Police say a 15-year-old was approached by two masked gunmen while walking home from Eastern High School last Thursday. The teen was just a block away from the school when, according to the police report, the suspects said, "Give the [expletive] up...give them shoes up." The student took off the shoes and was able to escape the gunmen without injury. The day before on Alabama Avenue, SE a 17-year-old and his 18-year-old friend were both wearing Tim Duncans when two suspects pulled out a gun. Sources say the suspects said, "Give me those Duncans." While the suspects took the shoes off the victims' feet, the gun went off, striking the 17-year-old in the shoulder. This is disappointing news for Spurs fans who want to purchase them after hearing these reports. Everyone hopes that these senseless acts of bullying and violence end and fans fan support their favorite player by buying and wearing his shoes. Apart from the violence to the innocent victims, it's disappointing that Duncan has to be connected with anything of this nature as he's one of the quiet men in the NBA who is a role model with his character and personality.
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