San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is up in arms after the Spurs’ medical staff received news today that aged Spurs star Tim Duncan will have to sign up for the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), or face financial penalties. The hall of fame power forward has played his entire NBA career without medical insurance.
Popovich called the move “unconstitutional”, and added, “NBA commissioner Adam Silver is a coward for not intervening. I rest my veteran players adequately, so they are rarely injured. I do not need big brother Barack telling me how to coach my team.” Popovich then hissed at a camera man who was snapping his photo, and retreated to what appeared to be a coffin.
The decision has sparked controversy around the league, with some saying since Duncan was born in a U.S. territory, which is not technically the U.S., he shouldn’t be eligible for coverage. Even Duncan’s longtime teammate Tony Parker, who is French, questioned Duncan receiving coverage through the Affordable Care Act. “He’s not really American. As an illegal immigrant myself, I recognize ObamaCare should be reserved for U.S. born citizens,” said Parker as he bit into a baguette.
Duncan could not be reached for comment, as he was in the middle of his daily five hour massage session.