“Give Me 30 Days”: NBA Star Tim Duncan Tells Wife To Wait Until The NBA Season Is Over To Proceed With Divorce

May 25, 2013  |  


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Well, this might be the most we’ll ever hear about Tim Duncan.

He is an NBA superstar, one of the living legends and yet, we never hear about the San Antonio Spurs superstar.  But after a 16 year career, he is finally “up next” to be in the spotlight.

According to TMZ, Tim Duncan’s wife, Amy, filed for divorce in March stating that the marriage had become “insupportable because of discord and conflict.”  Well, isn’t that different from the normal “irreconcilable differences?”

However, Duncan (who is “affectionately” known off the court by fans as “Blankman” because of his lack of facial expressions) has gone back to the courts to file his own documents saying that his job “is currently making extraordinary demands on him and hopefully will continue to make those demands for the next 30 or so days.”

Say what now? Well, for those of you who don’t follow sports, Duncan and the rest of the Spurs team are currently in the Western Conference Finals battling for a chance to play in the Finals for the NBA championship. So in other words, he needs to see if he can win the championship before he proceeds with a divorce.

If he weren’t serious, this would be a hilarious joke. Unfortunately, he’s not playing and wants his wife to wait before they legally end their marriage.

Duncan also cites in his documents that Amy signed a prenuptial agreement when they married in 2001 and he wants to make sure it is enforced. He’s currently making $12 million per year under his three year deal with the Spurs that was signed last year. That’s quite a bit larger than the deal he received when he entered the league in 1997.

Tim and Amy have two children, an eight year old daughter and a six year old son. Hopefully, they can work things out amicably enough so the children won’t be too negatively affected.

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