Duncan admits he can't relate with younger players
No surprise here, but the NBA's second-oldest player has a hard time relating to rookies.
Tim Duncan might opt for retirement after a disappointing playoff run, but that decision is up in the air. If he does, though, Duncan will miss Gregg Popovich, he'll miss his fellow Big Three of Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker, and he'll miss basketball.
But he probably won't miss sharing the court with young millennials.
Duncan sat down with former teammate Bruce Bowen for an ESPN interview where he discussed his plans for the future. And while Duncan gave no answer about his career, he shared some insight into what it's like to be old.
Bowen asked if Duncan shares any wisdom with players who are sometimes 18 years younger. Duncan admitted it's a struggle.
"I wish I could be that, be that profound, and say yes, but no," Duncan said through a chuckle. "Half the kids I can't relate to. They walk in here and are like 'Hey, I had your poster on my wall when I was five.' I'm like 'Man, shut up. I don't want to talk to you.'"
Later in the interview, in a true test of Duncan's age, Bowen asked if the "Big Fundamental" preferred early-2000s chart topper Linkin Park, or a current sensation like Fetty Wap.
Duncan looked confused by the question before flatly stating his preference for Linkin Park. No wonder why he can't relate.