LeBron James thinks San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan, and not Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, has been the most dominant player of the last 15 years.
“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,” James said on Wednesday. “He’s won four titles, multiple All Stars, MVP, and so on and so on.”
He said he did not think Duncan got “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,” he said. “But I think true basketball, true IQ people, players know how great he is. What else can you say?”
Duncan’s Spurs beat James’s Cavaliers in the NBA Finals in 2007. The Heat and Spurs meet in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.