Steve Kerr says Draymond Green can recall games like LeBron James did
LeBron James’ moment of the day didn’t come on the court on Sunday, but rather off it, reciting a play-by-play of what went wrong throughout a 25-point Game 1 loss to the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Coming into the eve of Game 1 at the opposite coast, Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was one of the few not really surprised by it, noting his own player, Draymond Green, was capable of the same vivid memory, according to Melissa Rohlin of the San Jose Mercury News.
Posed with the same question, Green was rather impressed with James’ photographic memory.
“I think I can,” said Green. “That was impressive, though.”
“[James] got applause for it even,” replied a reporter.
“He should have got more than that, should’ve gotten a standing ovation. That was very impressive.”
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Asked if he could replicate that same type of photographic memory, Green was rather humble in his approach.
“Yeah, at times I watch a ton of film, at times I don’t watch it — I can kind of remember what went wrong on any given play. But that last night was impressive.”
A picture-by-picture plethora of stills is one of many things that makes James such a special basketball talent, including remembering plays that other teams have to run and teaching them how to execute them on the spot.
Green’s quarterbacking of the Warriors defense requires a similar talent, but he’s not shy to give praise when it’s due.