Tim Duncan won his first NBA title with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999. LeBron James entered the league straight out of St. Vincent–St. Mary High School in 2003. That means James was months away from becoming a high school freshman when Duncan won his first ring.
Here's what James looked like at the time:
Let's take a trip back in time to 1999. While Tim Duncan was winning his first title, LeBron was a HS freshman. pic.twitter.com/PjDLhjCjRw— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) June 4, 2014
Of course, LeBron has since grown up. On Thursday, June 5, he and the Miami Heat will look to win a third straight ring as they battle Duncan's Spurs. Duncan is competing for his fifth ring.