In the NBA, when a player doesn't play, it's normally for a pretty decent reason. Ankle sprains, broken wrists, bereavement leave...you name it. Tim Duncan, who is universally respected as one of the greatest players of all time, recently turned 36 years old, and it appears that his longtime coach, Gregg Popovich, had some fun with him. You see, since it is a condensed season, many coaches are giving veterans the occasional night off, sometimes known as a DNP, or "Did not play". A lot of times they'll write down some b.s. excuse, like a nagging hamstring injury, but Popovich just told it like it is. Duncan's reason for not playing? DNP-Old.