- Tom Haberstroh, ESPN Staff Writer
Before the San Antonio Spurs practiced on Wednesday ahead of Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals, Tim Duncan was asked whether he expected to meet LeBron James in the Finals again after the Spurs' 2007 sweep over James' Cleveland Cavaliers.
Duncan hoped the Spurs would make it back to the Finals, of course, but he indicated on Wednesday that he was sure James would return.
Is LeBron James on pace to surpass Tim Duncan as the post-Jordan era's best player? Tom Haberstroh examines.