Draymond Green reveals major reason why Lakers, not Clippers, will win NBA title
Green appeared on the “Jalen and Jacoby” show on ESPN on Tuesday and discussed his take on the two LA teams. According to the three-time NBA Champion, the Clippers have been the top favorites entering the season, as they are the more complete team compared to other contenders.
“I think going into the season and all season long, the [Los Angeles] Clippers were the favorite,” Green said, as transcribed by Ali Thanawalla of NBC Sports. “When you look at their team, I think they have someone that checks every box, from a defender, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Patrick Beverly.
“When you’re talking great size with Kawhi, Paul George, Marcus Morris, they check all the boxes. They can match up with any team well. And they have shooting. They have Montrezl [Harrell] down low. They have everything that you need to win a championship.”
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However, Green pointed out that the Lakers still have the slight advantage over the Clippers to win the NBA Finals, thanks to the man named LeBron James.
“However, I think going into this bubble, the Lakers got to be the favorite because they got LeBron [James] and he can kind of adjust anything,” Draymond Green added. “And I think he’s probably the most disciplined player we’ve ever seen in the NBA, and that’s going to matter going into this bubble. Having LeBron on your team going into this bubble gives you a slight advantage.”
No matter what you think of Green, he has the credentials to speak on such matters. After all, he has faced James in the NBA Finals four times. He knows what The King is capable of, especially during the playoffs where every game matters.