Tim Duncan's DNP sparks ideas for Kobe, LeBron

Updated: April 1, 2012, 9:17 AM ET
By Jerry Greene

During the week that was, the San Antonio Spurs displayed a sense of honesty (and humor) rarely seen in sports. Allow us to explain:

In the NBA, when a player does not compete, his name is listed in the official lineup with "DNP" next to it, which stands for "Did Not Play." Then a brief explanation follows that can be as vague as "inactive" to as specific as "left mid-foot sprain."

Last Sunday, before beating the fading Philadelphia 76ers, Duncan's name was ...

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