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Danny Green Explains The Difference Between Playing With LeBron James Vs. Kawhi Leonard
March 25, 2020
Kawhi Leonard helped the Toronto Raptors win the title last season. He left the team last summer and signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. The title Kawhi won with the Raptors put him in the GOAT talks. But, we know that Lakers superstar LeBron James is the greatest of all times. Numbers confirm that he is better than Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, too. Danny Green has spent some time around both LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard, and he knows pretty much everything about their differences and similarities.
Green had the chance to play with both superstars. He has a unique perspective of understanding the differences on and of the basketball court. Green appeared on ESPN’s First Take and discussed these differences. He sure triggered a debate between Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman.
“Two very great players. A lot of similarities, and some differences. But they are extremely serious about their game, they work their body hard, how to take care of their bodies, and then lead their team. Obviously Kawhi is not as vocal as LeBron has been over the years, but you could tell last year he started picking it up a lot more and this year he’s a lot more vocal than he was ever. And he’s starting to learn that.
“But on the court wise, Bron’s more of a facilitator, Kawhi’s probably more of an attack, offensive, dissecting defense type of player. Bron is the same way. They’re both very good defenders when they turn it on they can lock on and change the game and impact the game on both ends of the floor.”
LeBron James may not meet Kawhi Leonard in the postseason
It looks like LeBron and Kawhi have more common than you ever thought. They are excellent leaders, and Kawhi is trying his best to become “more outspoken.” The only difference between these two lies in the moves they make on the floor. King James is a distributor, and Kawhi is all-in when it comes to attacking and scoring.
We won’t get the chance to see LeBron confront Kawhi in the postseason. The NBA suspended the 2019-2020 season due to the coronavirus outbreak. But, if everything turns out well, the Lakers and Clippers may meet in the postseason.