Draymond Green, a star player for the Golden State Warriors, has been a vocal supporter of LeBron James over the years, often defending him from criticism and praising his abilities. This week, Green even went as far as comparing attempts to divide him and LeBron to slavery.
While some may find this comparison controversial, it highlights Green’s belief in the importance of supporting and celebrating successful players in the NBA.
However, an anonymous league source recently criticized Green for his constant support of LeBron, claiming that he has been “following LeBron around like a puppy dog” and implying that Green’s loyalty to James may have ulterior motives.
This criticism comes at a time when Green’s future with the Warriors is uncertain, as the team looks to cut costs and re-tool around Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins.
Green said, “Steve Kerr, I’m throwing this out there right now. If LeBron James is passing the all-time scoring record and we have a game, I’m going to LeBron’s game.”
“I catch a lot of flak… for the way I ride for Bron. Me being f*cking happy for Bron, that doesn’t dim Steph’s light. I always tell people that’s your losing a** mentality…I always compare it to slavery where they wanna turn us against each other,” Draymond said in an episode of The Draymond Green Show.
Despite the criticism, Green’s support of James is understandable and admirable. In today’s NBA, players are more inclined to appreciate and celebrate their competition, rather than treating them as enemies. Green, a 4x champion himself, is in a position to appreciate the hard work and dedication that LeBron has put into his career, and his support should be seen as a positive example of the camaraderie and sportsmanship that should exist in the NBA.
As for Green’s future with the Warriors, only time will tell. But regardless of what happens, his support of LeBron James should be seen as a positive example of how players can appreciate and celebrate each other’s success in a highly competitive league.
The Bromance of the NBA: Draymond Green’s Unwavering Admiration and Support for LeBron James
During a recent podcast episode, Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green and former teammate Tristan Thompson disagreed with Mario Chalmers’ comments that players aren’t scared of LeBron James. Green, who has faced off with James in the NBA Finals, said he knows teammates who were “terrified” of James.
He also praised James’ talent, saying he was the best player in the league by his third season and has maintained that level almost every year since. Green made a subtle reference to the Cleveland Cavaliers’ victory over the 73-win Warriors in 2016, saying Jordan “didn’t beat the greatest team ever assembled.”
The debate over the NBA’s greatest player of all time is ongoing, and while Michael Jordan is often seen as the top choice, LeBron James has challenged that title, particularly with his 2016 championship victory.
Jordan’s decision to make “The Last Dance” documentary was reportedly influenced by James’ third title, showing that the debate over the NBA’s GOAT will likely continue for a long time. Green’s comments further highlight how there will never be a consensus on who the greatest player of all time is.