With the media, I just keep it basic, surface, to the point. You’re here to talk about basketball. I’ll give you what you want, and lets go home. I don’t really care about anyone getting to know me, or getting into my life or anything else like that. Winning should be the only thing that matters. I can’t manipulate how people see me. I mean, I could. I could open up my life and get more endorsement deals and be out there and be a fan favorite. But why would that help? Why should it?
Tim Duncan on why not lettting the public see his personal side (via Sport Illustrated Vault)