NBA Legend Nate "Tiny" Archibald tells TMZ Sports ... the practice of spanking your kids is going the way of the Betamax, Laser Discs and the Dodo Bird -- it's on the brink of extinction.
The Hall of Famer -- and certified teacher -- was out in NYC when we asked him if putting a shoe on a bad ass kid is still kosher in this post-Adrian Peterson debacle world.
Peep the vid -- Tiny says he's like the Chris Webber of child-rearing in that he's really fond of time-outs (you thought we forgot, didn't you Chris?).
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