Thursday, November 1st, 2012 at 11:20 am  |  12 responses

Tim Duncan Once Paid Brent Barry $100 To Kiss David Stern

Brent Barry tells an amazing tale from his playing days, when he planted a kiss on NBA Commissioner David Stern’s cheek during the championship ring ceremony for the 2005 champion San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan had to fork over one hundred bucks for the stunt. Per Buzzfeed: “As I basked in that satisfaction I stood next to Tim Duncan. I said something like ‘Well that was fun last year, we should try to do this again!’ He giggled his goofy giggle. And then I asked him how much he would give me if I kissed David Stern upon getting my ring. He offered a sum, I considered it and waited for my name to be called. As I approached the Commish I felt like I couldn’t let my captain down. So after a quick ‘Congratulations Brent’ from David I hugged him and planted one right on his cheek. To this day, I swear he and grandma have the same skin. As I moved slowly from the spotlight as it found the next player, I casually glanced over to Tim and, wiping my tongue with my fingertips as if something flakey remained from my time with Mr. Stern, I mouthed the words: ‘You owe me a hundred bucks!’ I swear I heard him laugh all the way over to where I stood on the court. Needless to say, in 2007 when I was a part of a second championship with the Spurs, things were not as spontaneous. I saw David in the locker room prior to the game as he usually makes it standard practice to visit the teams prior to the ceremony as he did in 2005. He stole a moment with me and told me there’ll be no more kisses tonight. During the ceremony, this time David and I exchanged a look I will always remember. Best $100 bucks I ever made…”

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  • zogs19994

    “wiping my tongue with my fingertips as if something flakey remained from my time with Mr. Stern”
    OH GOD..

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  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I remember watching that.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    wheres da kiss?! lol

  • anon

    a small piece of david stern’s shell flaked off of his reptilian shape shifting jew form as brent barry’s lips made contact with his exo-skeleton.

  • bike

    I’ll bet every bit of that $100 went to tetanus shots.

  • Caribbeancop

    This stakes should have been higher. Oh Brette come on

  • RedRum

    You heard it before. I will say it again. Duncan in the 3rd best player of the post 70s NBA, after MJ and Magic

  • Caboose

    This is why you can’t help but love Timmy.

  • James aka…

    How brave of you to make a racist remark with an anonymous handle.

  • Bob

    Who knew Brent Barry was a such a good writer!

  • spit hot fiyah

    same guy that crip walked at the 3 point contest and a few bucks of GP because of that.

    commenting on that i heared him say: i consider myself black from the waist down lol.