With his official role as San Antonio's "Coach of whatever he feels like," Tim Duncan stopped by the Spurs' practice on Monday and took part in a friendly, yet competitive game of one-on-one with Pau Gasol.
According to the San Antonio Express News' Jeff McDonald, this was not a normal one-on-one game. Duncan only played defense and would get a point when Gasol missed a shot. Abiding by these rules, when all was said and done, the two ended up in a tie.
On the one-on-one game: Pau got a point for each made basket. Duncan got a point for each Pau miss. Who won, Pau? "We tied."— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) December 12, 2016
But perhaps the most stunning aspect of the one-on-one matchup, Duncan fouled Gasol at one point and actually owned up to it, something he was loathe to do during his illustrious playing career.
The most amazing part about Pau and Duncan going one-on-one: TD fouled Pau on a jumper AND CALLED IT HIMSELF. First foul he's ever committed— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) December 12, 2016
Somewhere former official and the bane of Duncan's existence, Joey Crawford's jaw just hit the floor.
Even in retirement, Duncan continues to amaze.