By Ryan Mayer, CBS Local Sports
San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan is a big fan of Marvel’s comic book ‘The Punisher’. He’s been featured in an actual issue of the comic, and his auto shop, BlackJack Speed Shop built a custom made car that looks like the one in the comic book.
According to a press release from the Spurs organization via CBSSports, that car has now been sold off for $60,000, and that profit has since been given to Childsafe, a San Antonio-based organization that helps children who have suffered from child abuse. From the release:
“The Tim Duncan Foundation, along with BlackJack Speed Shop, today announced that they are donating $60,000 to Childsafe, a local organization that helps children who have suffered from child abuse. The donation was generated through the raffle of a one-of-a-kind “The Punisher”-themed 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T, which will be deeded over to raffle winner Vicky Mills before tonight’s San Antonio Spurs vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game.
The 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T was donated to the Tim Duncan Foundation by GUNN Automotive Group and turned over to BlackJack Speed Shop for customization. The vehicle includes a full custom wrap, custom-built crash bars and LED lights. The dash of the vehicle is signed by Duncan, “The Punisher” publisher Stan Lee and artist Mike Choi. The car, along with Duncan were featured on the cover of “The Punisher” comic book in 2012.”
Duncan continues to be one of the best role models in the NBA. I would like to see him driving the Punisher car at least one time though. That would be a must watch video.
Ryan Mayer is an Associate Producer for CBS Local Sports. Ryan lives in NY but comes from Philly and life as a Philly sports fan has made him cynical. Anywhere sports are being discussed, that’s where you’ll find him.