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LeBron James calls Tim Duncan the greatest power forward ever

Tim Duncan, LeBron James

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Ducan (21) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 99-95. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)


In our latest PBT Podcast, Spurs beat writer Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News postulated that if the Spurs win it all this season Tim Duncan will walk away, leaving on the high note of a sixth title. Even if the Spurs don’t win it all, there’s a fair chance this is the last tour for Duncan (although maybe he plays one more).

While Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour is filling arenas and drawing headlines, Duncan is every bit as great a player as Bryant. Duncan may have played some center over the years (and does now), but he will go down as the greatest power forward the game has ever seen.

That’s not just my opinion; it’s what LeBron James posted on Instagram after the Spurs beat the Cavaliers on Thursday.