Richard Jefferson Trolls Tim Duncan, Says Spurs Legend Has Been 'Carried' Throughout Career

click to enlarge Richard Jefferson Trolls Tim Duncan, Says Spurs Legend Has Been 'Carried' Throughout Career
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Apparently, not everyone was crazy about Tim Duncan's recent turn as head coach when the Spurs took on the Charlotte Hornets.

Following all the buzz surrounding Duncan filling in for Coach Pop on Tuesday, former Spur Richard Jefferson talked some shit about the Big Fundamental on the following day's Get Up show on ESPN.

While most panelists on the show had good things to say about Duncan's performance, Jefferson went on a rant, saying the former Spurs star was "carried" throughout his career. The two played together during Jefferson's 2009-2012 stint with the team.

"Tim Duncan has been carried by people his entire life," Jefferson said, causing fellow host Jay Williams to immediately gaze into the camera with a look of disbelief.
Jefferson argued that the Spurs' win Tuesday night was due to the other coaches, not Duncan — something that Duncan himself said in a post-game interview.

"He's a waste of a player, waste of time, he's the reason the Spurs are struggling this year," Jefferson said.

Jefferson's shade eventually caused Williams to walk off the set.

Too bad Michelle Beadle wasn't around to put Jefferson in his place.

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