Bucs Linebacker Has Bizarre NBA Comparison for Leonard Fournette

Jason Schandl
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White made a truly bizarre comparison between an NBA legend and Leonard Fournette.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Devin White made a truly bizarre comparison between an NBA legend and Leonard Fournette. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a huge splash by signing 2016 first-round pick Leonard Fournette on Thursday, just one day after he cleared waivers following his release from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Bucs linebacker Devin White is clearly excited with the signing, but his comparison of Fournette to San Antonio Spurs legend and NBA Hall of Famer Tim Duncan is a weird one.

There are a few things Duncan is known for primarily. There's sustained greatness, there's his no-frills fundamental style of play, there's his incredible leadership and work as a mentor, and there's his role in one of the first "big 3" teams of the 2000s with Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.

White seems to be implying that Duncan's work in San Antonio included being asked to carry a team with no supporting cast, however, and that doesn't make a ton of sense. From David Robinson in his rookie year to Ginobili and Parker as time went on and then Kawhi Leonard for his final title, it's hard to say Duncan was ever not surrounded with "real hitters."

Of course, White is just 22 years old. Duncan already had one NBA season under his belt when White was born, so we can cut White some slack for not exactly nailing the historical context here.


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