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What’s Buzzing Today: This week’s big winner continues to be 2017 Topps Heritage.
One of the NBA’s most-successful big men and under-rated talents has retired.
A member of the San Antonio Spurs for 19 seasons, Tim Duncan was a five-time NBA champ, a two-time league MVP, a three-time Finals MVP, a 15-time All-Star and his next stop will undoubtedly be the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
He averaged 19 points, 10.8 rebounds and three assists a game for his career and retires as the Spurs’ career leader in games, minutes, field goals, rebounds, blocks, points and plenty more. He’s also a guy who’s not signed autographs much at all in recent years as he’s turned down impressive amounts per sig from card companies.
What happens when a guy isn’t an All-Star but becomes an All-Star but isn’t an All-Star even when he’s an All-Star but then is allowed to be All-Star after all?
He scores two goals and wins the All-Star Game MVP, and that’s precisely what happened with John Scott on Sunday night.
The tale of a journeyman’s route to the NHL All-Star Game is one that had a lot of ups and downs and seemingly a lot of politics. (It’s a story that SBNation initially was all over here.) The basics? A fan vote led to a guy who’s played for six teams in eight seasons with 11 career points making the team. Then, when he was traded and demoted, he was thought to be no longer eligible for the game. Then the NHL said he could play.
And that’s what he did, clearly capturing the fans in Nashville as he received the loudest ovation pre-game and had a few chants for him during the action besides his goal-scoring moments. (Oh, and his helmet from the event is headed to the Hall of Fame.)
When is a guy not an All-Star but an All-Star — yet not an All-Star even when he’s an All-Star?
When his name is John Scott.
The tale of a journeyman’s route to the NHL All-Star Game — but not — is one that has a lot of details and seemingly a lot of politics. (It’s a story that SBNation is all over here.) The basics? A fan vote led to a guy who’s played for six teams in eight seasons with 11 career points making the team. Then, when he was traded and demoted, he’s no longer eligible for the game.
And all this, naturally, had Buzz wanting a hockey card … and it turns out they’re selling pretty well for a 33-year-old journeyman