LeBron and Draymond Green disagreed on whether there was a rivalry in the current NBA.
For Green, the rivalry lies right at the sneakers of both players. Green and the Golden State Warriors have met LeBron and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last two NBA Finals with each team winning one apiece. The two teams are at the tops of their respective conferences and are the favorites to once again reach the NBA Finals.
“I think this is a rivalry, ” said Green. “It’s definitely fun. A team that you beat, beat you, it’s definitely fun. If you look at the last two years and this year, we’ve been the top two teams in the league each year, and so I look at it as a rivalry, and it’s definitely a fun game to play in. But I don’t really care if anyone else sees the game the way I see it. I see how I see it, and they can see it how they see it.”
LeBron disagreed with Green and even shot down another rivalry suggestion between he and Warriors star, Steph Curry.
“I don’t have a rivalry with Steph Curry,” said James. “There’s no way you can say, ‘Let’s talk about rivalries,’ and you say, ‘Bird and Magic. Carolina, Duke. Ohio State, Michigan,’ and then say ‘LeBron and Steph.’ It’s disrespectful to those other three that I just named that you would even try to put us in the class with that. We haven’t had enough battles, and who’s to say we will have future battles.”