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JUST MY TYPE
DAN PATRICK
May 28, 2012
FOOTBALL DAD
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May 28, 2012

Just My Type

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DR: I can shoot them, but I wouldn't. I'd let the little guys do that. There are a lot of little guys around. There's not that many big guys.

DP: Where do you rank Tim Duncan among the great power forwards?

DR: At Number 1. His statistics will hold up against anybody's. Two things go against him. One is being in a small market. Jeremy Lin plays great basketball for three weeks, and he's the king of the world. Timmy's a monster and doesn't get the publicity. And the other thing is his reluctance to seek the spotlight, which makes him even a greater person.

DP: What do you think of Lakers center Andrew Bynum's performance this season?

DR: This year he's started to come out and at times be an incredibly dominant force. But not consistently enough.

DP: But he's been in the league for seven years.

DR: For a guy who wants to be a leader, you can't [have] discipline problems. There's no place for that. You need to be helping the coaches discipline the other guys. It's still a matter of maturity. He's getting there, but not yet.

DP: Your son is going to Notre Dame to play football. How did that happen?

DR: I had no control over that one. I tried to train him to play basketball. He loves playing football. Personally, I think that game is way too crazy. You get those 275-pound guys going 100 miles per hour at you—you have to be a little bit crazy.

DP: You have concerns about concussions?

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