Warriors’ Draymond Green credits Lakers’ LeBron James for giving power to players
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors has had plenty of run-ins with LeBron James in recent years, including multiple dust-ups when the two squared off against one another in three straight NBA Finals while the four-time Most Valuable Player was still with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
But Green has always had a tremendous level of friendship for James, and the two have become friends through the years. Green appeared on an episode of “The Shop” (executively produced by James and his Uninterrupted media company), and both players are two of the more outspoken personalities in the league.
On Thursday, Green praised James for being an advocate for the players and empowering his peers:
Draymond Green credits LeBron James on CNBC for power that players have now – "With what he’s done in his career, that’s kind of shown everybody else the power that you have as a player… We’ve taken control of our destiny."#Warriors #Lakers pic.twitter.com/w6dm9I1oBs
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) September 12, 2019
James has had quite a long summer given that this was the first year since 2005 that his new team, the Los Angeles Lakers, failed to reach the playoffs.
However, James has remained extremely active both on social media and in the NBA community at large. He has made consistent efforts to make Anthony Davis feel at home in Los Angeles, and he lobbied incessantly on behalf of agent Rich Paul when the NCAA tried to institute a rule that all agents must have attained a Bachelor’s Degree in order to represent NBA talent.
James has also stayed busy with projects for Uninterrupted. The company recently released a prototype for a glass football helmet that is meant to promote self-worth among youth athletes.
While LeBron is hoping to lead the Lakers into a new era of glory, Green is looking to prove that the Warriors are still a contender in the Western Conference after signing a four-year, $100 million extension with the Dubs this summer