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Spurs' Tim Duncan, a win away from fifth title, isn't talking end game
Spurs' Tim Duncan, a win away from fifth title, isn't talking end game

After the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2007 Finals, Tim Duncan stopped to console LeBron James in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena. Duncan placed a hand on his vanquished counterpart's shoulder and delivered what began as a heartfelt message. "This is going to be your league in a little while," Duncan said softly, before breaking into a smile, "but I appreciate you giving us this year." Both players cracked up as they headed into the summer. James would go on to win four most-valuable-player awards and two championships over the next six years, while Duncan collected headaches over repeated questions about his presumed retirement....

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