Wow... you don't know Duncan, do you?
NONE of the Spurs are bad guys... they are America's team... tremendous guys... and great Christians.
Tim is almost (not quite) a clone of David Robinson - the preacher man....
The Spurs are America's most boring NBA team - according to most NBA people.
Yes, Tim Duncan is a total class act.
BUT... the predominant commercial during the NFL Sunday & Monday night games shown in Singapore (Monday and Tuesday morning for us) is an NBA commercial - I think it's Nike or Reebock - with Allen Iverson at a pool table and his first words are "I'm not a gangster. I'm not a thug".
Well, if you don't have that image, then why do you have to say it first thing? That's probably the image that Stern wants to change, and the image that is turning off people around the world.