I thought it was really cool. He’s the greatest power forward ever, in my opinion. I think they know they gave away the championship last year. I think Tim Duncan wants to retire. If he had won the championship last year, he would have retired. I think he wants to win the championship this year, so he can retire. I think he’s just trying to motivate himself, to be honest with you.
Why are you picking the Heat to win in 7 games?
No. 1, I am concerned about Tony Parker. And LeBron (James), you got to beat that guy four times. I think that’s tough to do. I just think he is amazing to watch. I told somebody, I’ve been in the NBA for 30 years. We’ve never had a superstar that leads his team in scoring, rebounding, assists and he has to guard the best player on the other team. As great as Michael Jordan was — and I’m not comparing him to Michael Jordan — as great as Kobe (Bryant) was, think of all the NBA stars, we’ve never had one guy had to do so much for a team, and it’s beautiful to watch. I told somebody, two years ago, this guy guarded Derrick Rose and in the Finals guarded Kevin Durant. To be able to guard Derrick Rose, the year he was MVP, and be able to shut him down in the fourth quarter, and then in the Finals, every time OKC needed a basket, he’s such a physical freak of nature — he’s quick enough to guard Durant and strong enough to make it tough on him. It’s just fun to watch LeBron. But if Tony Parker is not healthy, it won’t be the Heat in 6 or 7, it will be a lot quicker. They have no chance without Tony Parker.