Danny Green picks LeBron James' versatility over Tim Duncan's longevity

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Former San Antonio Spurs wingman Danny Green won two NBA titles with Tim Duncan and witnessed first-hand how dominant Duncan was on both ends of the court.

Duncan played 19 NBA seasons before retiring in 2016 and Green has gone on to play with other dominant players such as Kawhi Leonard in San Antonio and Toronto and now with LeBron James in Los Angeles.

But when asked whether he'd like to have Duncan's longevity, James' versatility or Stephen Curry's shooting prowess, Green opted for his current teammate.

“LeBron's versatility. I’m a shooter myself so I know what it’s like to have a shot but I would love to have a different way of dominating with the size that Bron has. He can dominate in so many different ways.”

Green was asked about playing with James and Duncan during the NBA's hiatus.

He was a guest on "WYD?" with Ros Gold-Onwude and spoke about playing with the two megastars noting how Duncan was an underrated passer.

Duncan was a force defensively and offensively during his time in the NBA. He was also a great communicator on the floor and a great facilitator on the post.

Duncan had both - longevity and versatility for a big man.

Since drafting Duncan, he led to the Spurs winning five championships and a 1,072-438 regular season record, giving the team a .710 winning percentage, which is the best 19-year stretch in NBA history and was the best in all of the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB over 19 years.

He is the only player in NBA history to play over 9,000 career minutes in the playoffs, and ranks first all-time in postseason double-doubles (164) and blocks (568), third in rebounds (2,859) and sixth in points (5,172).

For his career, Duncan appeared in 251 postseason contests (second all-time) and averaged 20.6 points, 11.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 37.3 minutes while shooting .501 (1,975-3,939) from the field.

He couldn't do all that without being versatile, dominant, and longevity on his side.

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