Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/15/13
The San Antonio Spurs aren’t exactly known as a team with a mean streak, especially after they waived volatile forward Stephen Jackson before the playoffs began. So for Tim Duncan – the gentlest of giants and the man who has set the tone and (lack of) attitude for the team – to push a former teammate during Game 5 of the Spurs’ series against the Golden State Warriors, and glare at him for most of a timeout, well, Richard Jefferson must have done something. Here is the video, which appears to have been recorded by a fan in attendance. Credit to Matthew Tynan (Twitter: @Matthew_Tynan) of Spurs blog 48 Minutes of Hell for the link. It appears as if Jefferson is blocking the sideline traction mat as Spurs guard Cory Joseph is trying to use it. Manu Ginobili seems to take exception first, and as Duncan returns to the scorer’s table he gives Jefferson a shove and proceeds to stare him down. Jefferson turned away and rejoined his teammates, and didn’t return Duncan’s stare. The only o...
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