SAN ANTONIO, Texas — While reports of infidelity swirling around the divorce of San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria have made that couple’s split a mainstay on the front pages of tabloids for weeks, another Spurs star recently ended his marriage in far less headline-grabbing fashion.
Bexar County court records show that Spurs forward Tim Duncan and his wife, Amy, filed late last week for a no-fault divorce — a move legal analysts are calling the marriage-ending equivalent of a five-foot bank shot.
Duncan, nicknamed the Big Fundamental for his technically sound but unflashy playing style, has been as unexciting handling personal turmoil in divorce court as he has been bland establishing himself as one of the greatest power forwards in history on the basketball court.
Parker and Longoria’s split comes amidst allegations that Parker had an affair with the Erin Barry, the ex-wife of former Spurs guard Brent Barry. Duncan, meanwhile, appears to be ending his nine-year marriage for reasons far more mundane.
“I would prefer not to discuss that,” said Duncan, addressing reporters with the expressionless stare that has been a staple of San Antonio’s four NBA championship celebrations since 1999. “We will still keep in touch, and I wish her the best in the future.”