[CBSSports] Q. LeBron, to that end, as a student of NBA history, how do you think Tim will ultimately be regarded in this era as one of the players of this era? How do you think he’ll be viewed?
LeBRON JAMES: Probably one of the best players to ever play the game of basketball. 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?
One thing I love about LeBron is his respect and understanding of the history of the NBA. He is a true student of the game. He has ultimate respect for Duncan, and who doesn’t? Is Duncan the most dominant player over the last 15 years? Maybe…I know Kobe would have something to say about that.
Anyway, this is going to be a phenomenal series. For me, if D-Wade is even somewhat healthy the Heat win easily, in 4 or 5 games. If D-Wade isn’t healthy, the Heat win, in 6 or 7 games. LeBron is just too much to handle and unlike the Pacers with Hibbert, the Spurs do not have someone who can protect the rim. Duncan is not that type of player, and although Tiago Splitter is a nice player, LeBron will go right through him every time.
Ps. Barkley likes the Spurs and thinks, wait for it, wait for it, that Tracy McGrady will have a hand in the series.