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Photo: Tim Duncan Was Kept Out of Spurs vs. Sixers Because He’s Old

| by Alex Groberman

The NBA season is ridiculously long. Even an NBA season that is shortened thanks to a totally unnecessary lockout, when you think about, is filled with largely meaningless games that veteran superstars who aren’t looking to boost their stats (read: Kobe Bryant) really want no part of.

In that spirit, it’s certainly not strange to see a big name out on a particular night with an injury that you know isn’t real. Both the league and fans know it happens, and everyone sort of expects it and respects the logic behind it.

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That said, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich doesn’t believe in listing injuries that aren’t real just to give his players a little rest, apparently. Check out what he noted on his injury submissions for Sunday night’s showdown between the Spurs and Philadelphia 76ers (via Yahoo! Sports):

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Regardless of whether you’re a Spurs fan or not, you have to appreciate that sort of honesty.

(Kudos to Yahoo! Sports for the find)

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