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.