Warriors Star Interested In Teaming Up With LeBron James, Lakers
October 7, 2022
Imagine having LeBron James and Draymond Green on the same roster. That would be crazy! It may not happen, but the Golden State Warriors star would gladly share the court with LeBron James. His latest comments sparked a huge discussion and now we have people saying that Green should actually leave his team and join the Lakers in free agency.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith was the first to discuss Green’s potential trip to LA.
“Opt out, take a two-year deal. Go to the Lakers and join LeBron. He wouldn’t be averse to that,” Smith said on the latest episode of NBA Countdown. “Trust me. Trust me.”
Smith’s comments make sense. Green may be trying to get a max contract extension, but he is 32 and the Warriors may not spend too much money on him. The veteran has a player option worth $27.5 million and an opportunity to become a free agent next summer. Green spent his entire career with the Warriors, but he may try his chances somewhere else. He is focused on his current season with the Warriors and that’s his only priority at the moment.
“I don’t think it will happen, and so for me, I’m just focused on this season and being as great as I can be and as I know I’m capable of being and winning another championship and reaching my individual goals that I have as well. I think that’s my main focus.”
The Warriors star respects LeBron James despite their rivalry on the court
Green has nothing but respect for LeBron. They are represented by the same agency and yes, their rivalry on the court made their mutual respect even stronger. Green made an appearance on The Shop and was also spotted with the king of basketball on multiple event.
The Warriors had a really good season and Warriors reminded the world of his battle with LeBron in the NBA Finals. According to Green, playing against the Boston Celtics is nothing like going against the king of basketball.
“Well it doesn’t compare to, like, mentally playing against LeBron James, who I think is arguably the smartest guy to ever play this game,” Green said in June. “Not ‘one of,’ he’s arguably the smartest guy to step foot on a basketball court. So to say that it compares to that, it’s disrespectful to LeBron and it’s a lie to you.”
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.