I’m not sure about this one, LeBron…
According to ProBasketballTalk, LeBron James thinks Tim Duncan is the “most consistent, most dominant” NBA player of the last 15 years:
[pullquote]“Probably one of the best players to ever play the game of basketball,” he said of Duncan. “If I just look at the last 15 years, he’s probably been the most consistent, most dominant player that we’ve had as far as 15 years all together. He’s won four titles, multiple All Stars, MVP, and so on and so on.
“I think He doesn’t get a lot of recognition because he’s not flashy like a lot of guys are. He’s not jumping over people and high flying and doing the things that attracts people to the game. But I think true basketball, true IQ people, players know how great he is. What else can you say?”[/pullquote]
Umm, aren’t you forgetting someone, Mr. James?
Kobe Bryant has more rings than Duncan – although, Tim could have five championships too by the end of the Finals – and he’s been wreaking havoc in the league from pretty much the get-go.
Many forget that Duncan was putting up just 13.4 points per game only a couple of years ago. Sure, he did a good job to come back this year and be a 17 and 10 guy, but that hardly screams “consistency” to me.
Of course, I’m biased – Duncan is definitely one of the all-time greats – but Kobe Bryant is, was and always will be better than Tim Duncan.