In his 16-year career, Tim Duncan has averaged a stellar 20.2 points and and 11.2 rebounds per game. Not bad, huh? Dare we say, Duncan's been one of the most consistent players in the league over the last 15 years. Luckily, we're not alone in that claim, thanks to LeBron James.

During a media session yesterday, LeBron talked about Duncan and made the following statement:

“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?”

All those accolades, hardware and stats, it's hard to dispute such a claim. Of course, there is that other guy we could bring up in the conversation and his name is Kobe Bryant...  

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[via Pro Basketball Talk]