Video: Tim Duncan with a warm greeting for Richard Jefferson
Tim Duncan does not take too kindly to someone being in the way of his traction pad, giving Richard Jefferson the business in a way many Spurs fans would like to.
I don’t know whether or not Tim Duncan meant anything malicious by that shove, I assume that it was a playful little moment between two former teammates. Don’t let Duncan’s lack of reaction fool you, he rarely reacts to anything outside of a foul call.
I’m sure many a Spurs fan took delight in watching the above video, something I can’t quite figure out. Sure, Jefferson’s tenure in San Antonio was a disappointment. At the same time, he sacrificed for the team while he was in silver and black and completely changed his game — and worked hard at doing so — in order to fit in better as a Spur.
I absolutely understand Spurs fans not looking back fondly at Jefferson’s time in San Antonio, but booing him mercilessly every time he checks into the game for the Warriors is a bit excessive and unbecoming.