Tonight, the 2014 NBA Finals finally start (seriously, doesn't it feel like it's been weeks now since you've watched an NBA game?!). And when they do, it'll mark the third time that Tim Duncan and LeBron James have met in the Finals. So yesterday, the NBA unearthed this video that features TD and LBJ embracing after San Antonio swept LeBron's Cavaliers during the 2007 NBA Finals

Watch the short clip to see the message that Duncan gave to a then-22-year-old James after his first NBA Finals experience. It's crazy to think about how far they've both come over the course of the last seven years.

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[via For The Win]