Draymond Green reveals REAL reason why he wants to play with LeBron James

Draymond Green makes a bold statement regarding his rival LeBron James.


Draymond Green reveals REAL reason why he wants to play with LeBron James

Draymond Green and LeBron James

The Golden State Warriors‘ star defender, Draymond Green often gives his takes on the NBA, its players, and coaches regularly on his podcast or other podcast channels. Similarly, he shared his take on one of the best players in the NBA, LeBron James on The Big Podcast, hosted by former Los Angeles Lakers legend, Shaquille O’Neal.

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On the podcast, Green opened up on many aspects of the NBA and also on the real reason behind wanting to play with James at least once in his illustrious career. Green claimed it is James’ IQ that amazes him to this date. He also claimed it would be a pleasure to share the court with James while being on the same team.

I would love to play with Bron(James), I didn't say I want to be on his NBA team, but I just wanna have the opportunity to play together...um...because I want to see how his mind works on a day-to-day basis in the basketball setup. Like when I look at guys with IQ...I think that is one of the best things about Bron(James) is his IQ.
Draymond Green said on ‘Big Podcast’

On the sports side of things, LeBron James and Draymond Green have been fierce competitors over the years in the NBA. Not only that, the two have had many heated moments on the court, leading to fights taking place too. However, the two stars hold each other in high regard in the sport.

Draymond Green makes honest admission about LeBron James’ NBA 2016 Finals incident

Draymond Green spoke with Shaquille O’Neal on ‘The BIG Podcast’ about the 2016 NBA Finals and exposed some bitter truths. With less than two minutes remaining in the match, Green was called for a technical foul amid an incident with James during which he attempted to purposely mock the basketball star.

I tried to hit LeBron and I got suspended for Game 5 of the Finals... and you damn right I tried to hit him. You step over me I'm a grown *** man.
Draymond Green added

However, the tension of the game, with the Warriors leading 2-1 and on the verge of securing a 3-1 series lead, added to the heated environment, which was characterized by frustration and tiredness.

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On the contrary, LeBron James was on fire for the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2016, and in game 4 of the NBA Finals, he scored 25 points, 13 rebounds, and 9 assists vs the Golden State Warriors. In seven games during the 2016 NBA Finals, James averaged 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 8.9 assists as per StatMuse.

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