Draymond Green Hits Back at Haters, Says All but LeBron James Chasing Him

Published 05/27/2021, 11:59 AM EDT
May 23, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James reacts as he walks off the court in the closing seconds of the game against the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


The Golden State Warriors’ power forward, Draymond Green, is a polarizing player in the NBA. Green is one of the best defenders in the league right now. Even though he makes aggressive efforts to win the ball, nobody can deny the commitment he puts forward on the court.

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Draymond is a born winner, and he hates to lose. He has won the NBA title three times as he put up a Twitter post stating how LeBron James was ahead of him in the title race. James is chasing his fifth title this season, as he looks to equal Kobe Bryant’s record of five titles.

Even though James has been suffering from niggling injuries, he remains to be the best player in the league. Bron is looking to win his second consecutive NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers. Draymond Green delivered a banter on his post regarding how Bron was the only guy who had more titles than him.

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LeBron James is the most important Laker

The chances of LeBron winning a title this season look promising. The Lakers have tied their series against the Phoenix Suns, as LeBron and Anthony Davis helped the team in a resounding victory. But the series is not over yet. The Lakers look to advance to the next round as LeBron will be key to their success.

Bron scored 23 points and got 9 assists in the Lakers victory against the Suns. LeBron’s legacy is something that will be remembered for ages. He single-handedly carried the Cleveland Cavaliers for a long time in the league. He is the only player in NBA history to win three championships with three different teams, besides being the finals MVP on three different occasions. It is an extraordinary achievement.

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Can the Lakers have a repeat?

As the playoff season is well under way, the Los Angeles-based franchise are the favorites to win the NBA championship this season. James and Davis are an enigmatic duo, and they can propel the Lakers to their second consecutive championship. Davis had a good outing in the last game as he scored 34 points in a dominant performance.

May 25, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Phoenix Suns during the second half in game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

The commitment the ‘Akron Hammer’ shows on the court is second to none. Even though there are accusations of him flopping with minimal contact, James is determined to land his second consecutive title with the Lakers. LeBron has a wonderful history in the playoffs, averaging 28.7 points, 9 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game. In addition, he gets 1.7 assists, and 1 block per game. Even though his offensive output is incredible, the commitment he shows on the defensive side of the court is impeccable.

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The iconic block in game 7 against the Golden State Warriors is one of the most memorable moments in the history of the NBA.

Time will tell whether James will be regarded as the best player in the game’s history. But, no one can deny the fact that LeBron’s mentality is second to none. It will be an iconic moment if James can claim his fifth NBA title. However, the Lakers need to get past Phoenix to achieve the feat.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the centre the respect he deserves.

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