LeBron James and Draymond Green are no strangers to contentious battles on the court. While LeBron was with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he faced off with the Golden State Warriors in four consecutive NBA championships.
LeBron’s move to Los Angeles, where he inked a 4-year, $154 million contract this summer, will mean two things: more matchups against the Warriors and a new lifestyle. Part of that lifestyle includes a popular HBO show that recently debuted, entitled “The Shop.”
Los Angeles has allowed LeBron to flex his showbiz muscles, and the first episode of his show involved a candid discussion with LeBron’s noted nemesis, Green.
Despite their clashes, Green praised LeBron, saying he thinks the new Los Angeles Laker should be more boastful. “I think you should say that (you are the best player in the world),” Green said. “I think you should believe that. And you should definitely let the world know that.”
Green’s comments come at a time where many are wondering when–and if–teammate Kevin Durant will unseat LeBron for best player. Green pointed to LeBron’s time in Cleveland as the differentiator in his career, where he carried the Cavaliers to never-before-seen heights.
LeBron will have a chance to further his legacy in LA. The 15-year veteran and surefire Hall of Famer will look to restore the Lakers to their glory days. He was able to bring championships to both the Miami Heat and Cavaliers, and he will attempt to do the same with the storied Lakers.
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