Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard danny green played one season with LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers back in 2009-10.
That was LeBron’s final season with the Cavs before he joined the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010, creating The Big Three down in South Beach with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
All these years later, Green and LeBron are teammates again, this time on the Lakers. The veteran guard out of North Carolina spoke with Omar Raja of ESPN about the differences between young LeBron vs. older LeBron.
“He’s still doing the things he was doing in 2009,” Danny Green said about LeBron James. “Obviously, he’s just more mature. He has kids that are older. He’s learned how to win. He’s gone to places and won three titles since then. Back then, obviously he was vocal, but not as vocal as he is now. His IQ was obviously great then and it’s even better now. He knows how to put guys in places to make them successful.
“So he makes the game easy. I think he did make the game easy (back in 2009) but it wasn’t on purpose. It was just him being so great and playing the game. Now he’s making the game easier by putting people in places.”
During the 2009-10 regular season, LeBron put up 29.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists for the Cavs. The current Lakers superstar captured his second straight MVP during that campaign.
This season for the Lakers prior to play getting suspended due to COVID-19, James was averaging 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 10.6 assists for the Purple and Gold while shooting 49.8 percent from the field, 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free-throw line.
If the 2019-20 season resumes, the Lakers will have a record of 49-14. The Purple and Gold had a 5.5 game lead over the Los Angeles Clippers in the West standings.