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Tim Duncan, LeBron James hungry for new title as NBA Finals arrive
Tim Duncan, LeBron James hungry for new title as NBA Finals arrive

There was only the slightest hint of musculature in LeBron James' arms when Tim Duncan carried the San Antonio Spurs to their first NBA title. The moment was so long ago that Duncan used a hand-held camcorder to document the celebration. James, watching on television, was a few months from beginning his freshman year of high school. "As a kid, you watch somebody celebrate and win a championship," James said Wednesday, recalling Duncan's 1999 title, "you hope that you can put yourself in their shoes." James has more than dipped his toe in the pool of champions since then, the Miami Heat star having won back-to-back titles and heading into his fifth NBA Finals appearance and third...