Spurs legend Tim Duncan has been training in kickboxing during his retirement, and is reportedly good enough to compete professionally in the sport.
— Jason Echols (@EcholsFitness) July 26, 2017
In an interview with Bleacher Report, Duncan’s trainer Jason Echols calls Duncan “a f–king monster” and says he would be a “legit competitor” in MMA.
If Tim Duncan or David Robinson wanted to get into MMA, would they would be able to compete?
JE: [Duncan] would be a legit competitor. For sure. He has a desire to learn and compete. He has the heart for it. He most definitely would be a competitor.
“I would highly encourage him not to. Being a retired Spurs player, I wouldn’t want him going out there and getting punched and kicked by some of those guys, but Tim would be a competitor.
“David would learn to become one. They are both competitive guys and not used to losing.