It’s not often that you see Tim Duncan appear on late-night talk shows, and there are a number of reasons for that. He plays basketball in a smaller TV market in San Antonio, he’s a notoriously quiet guy, and he is not someone who seeks out opportunities in the media.
That’s what makes Duncan’s appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” tonight somewhat notable in that it doesn’t happen often. This is one of Duncan’s biggest TV gigs since winning the NBA title with the Spurs, and the interview, based on the preview below, is going to be just as awkward and sometimes-funny as you would expect. It’s also informative, given that you have two people who are both considered to be among the best to ever do their job, and two who are also seemingly near retirement. Dave has already announced that next year will mark his last on CBS, and while Duncan has decided to return to the Spurs for another season, it is very possible that it could be his last.
Duncan told Letterman that he decided to stick with the Spurs for another year because he still feels like he can be effective. Also, he still has no idea what he wants to do after his time with basketball is over. He has thought about going into coaching, but is not sure about that. He also likes to work on cars during some of his time off, so maybe he can go team up with Dave’s old frenemy Jay Leno somewhere and they can have a little bit of fun tinkering on automobiles together.
Letterman is having himself quite a week, given that he also has another great interview with Adam Levine that you can see over here. Also, sign up to get all sorts of great TV updates now via our CarterMatt Newsletter.