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Duncan and Popovich: A love story

It hasn't always been easy, but for 16 NBA seasons they've made it work

Updated: June 17, 2013, 2:23 PM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

A young man with a future as wide as the state of Texas once wandered off on a trip to Florida. He was wined and dined and saw his face on billboards. Tiger Woods was there to greet him. "Welcome to Orlando," he said to Tim Duncan. Woods teed off and launched a shot that disappeared into the sky, then dropped a few feet from the cup. "It was almost like God dropped the ball down," a person who was standing next to Duncan said. Duncan is not an excitable man, but even he thought that was cool. ...

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