Judge issues split ruling in Tim Duncan’s ongoing legal battle

Updated Sep 22, 2015 at 12:30p ET

The latest development in Tim Duncan's ongoing suit against his former financial advisor may be a little confusing to anyone who didn't go to law school.

But the good people at the San Antonio Express-News, specifically Guillermo Contreras, have more information regarding what exactly the judge's "split ruling" actually means:

U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez agreed with adviser Charles Banks that three funds Duncan invested in must be litigated in arbitration, and that claims over a $7.5 million investment loan Duncan provided should be moved to Colorado. The judge denied Banks request to have all other claims go to arbitration. The judge said in his 33-page ruling that the remaining claims, mostly those involving Duncan's investments before 2007, should stay in federal court here.

Back in the real world, Duncan, arguably the best player of his generation, just signed a two-year, $10.8 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs. If he really wanted to enter the open market there's a good chance someone would've offered him (at least) three times that amount.

The man really wants to win another title, and, legal issues aside, it's admirable to see him leave money on the table so San Antonio could sign LaMarcus Aldridge and retain guys like Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard.

(h/t: San Antonio Express-News)

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