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Rachel Nichols Sparks Outrage With Tim Duncan Interview (Video)

Rachel Nichols Sparks Outrage With Tim Duncan Interview (Video)

ESPN NBA host Rachel Nichols sparked controversy this past week following a highly-panned interview with San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan.

This week marks Duncan’s enshrinement into the NBA Hall of Fame, and as a result, he made himself available for media interviews.

One such interview took place with Nichols.

For the most part, it was fairly standard.

However, things took a turn when Nichols found a way to work Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James into the conversation. People didn’t like that very much.

In particular, Nichols referenced a quick conversation between Duncan and James at the end of the former’s career.

“After the final game, you said ‘this is going to be your league, appreciate you giving us a year,’ what was that moment like?” she asked Duncan.

Fans reacted immediately.

Duncan generally steers clear of doing media – and this is probably a good example of why.

Either he will do a standard interview that will turn into a whole thing, or someone will come out and randomly question him about his sexuality. Lose-lose.

Duncan is one of the greatest players of all time. When he gets to talking, he drops some real gems – like why he never trashed talked anyone.

Sadly, his interview with Nichols didn’t produce any quality content of that nature.

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Anthony Amador

A recent graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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