When the topic of great players in this generation comes up, you can run off about 14 or 15 names in my opinion. From Iverson, Wade, Nowitzki, LeBron, Kobe, Pierce, Duncan, Carmelo, Chris Paul, to Kevin Durant, figuring out who might be the best can be debated for hours.
LeBron James and Tim Duncan will match up in the NBA Finals for the second time in six years. The respect level between the two is amazing, and during his media session for the finals, James called Duncan “the most consistent, most dominant player of the last 15 years,” according to CBSSports.com.
“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?”
Good job LeBron, way to speed Kobe’s recovery up by a month.