LeBron James is firing back after Draymond Green brought up his name during the Golden State Warriors victory parade on Thursday.
It is really no surprise that Green just couldn’t resist and took a swipe at the King over the “superteam” talk, especially since many people have referred to the Warriors as a superteam following the offseason acquisition of Kevin Durant.
As USA Today noted, Green addressed the superteam chatter while delivering his speech and claimed that LeBron is one to talk because he “started the superteam.”
“They want to talk about superteams this, superteam that, I never played on a superteam. You started the superteam, bro! I didn’t join a superteam. Hey Slim [Durant], I don’t know what you just did Slim, but you did something to them boys. We appreciate you joining the superteam.”
Of course, Green is referencing when James left Cleveland in 2010 and infamously “took his talents to South Beach,” where he joined Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh.
Lebron, however, hasn’t been pleased with the superteam label. As the Inquisitr reported, following Game 5, King James allegedly told management that while he would like to see some key pieces added to the team next year, he is not asking to construct a superteam because he doesn’t believe in them.
Regarding Green’s comments directed his way, James responded during an appearance on the Road Trippin’ podcast hosted by sideline reporter Allie Clifton and fellow Cavs players Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye.
James claimed that he “definitely didn’t start the superteam” and pointed to examples of other NBA teams from the past that were also stacked with a ton of superstar talent.
“No. I mean in 2003, the Lakers combined Karl Malone, Gary Payton, Shaq and Kobe. And in ’96, when Jordan was retired, the Rockets joined Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler all on the same team. But I don’t look at it as… I definitely didn’t start the superteam, if that’s what he’s trying to say.”
So there you have it, James believes that this trend in the NBA was actually started a while ago. The question in all this, though, is how can other teams compete with these superteams in this superstar league? They just can’t. So barring any injuries, the Warriors will end up right back in the finals next year and likely face the Cavs again for the fourth straight year. And you bet the trash talk will continue. But for now, fans can enjoy the humor of James and Green throwing jabs at one another via social media.
After Draymond sported a T-shirt with the word “Quickie” on it, which was aimed at the Cavs’ rather quick exit from the finals in five games, James clapped back on Instagram.
Over on Green’s account, he posted a photo of James with his new do and joked that the Warriors are the reason the King no longer has his hair.
Now that’s entertainment!
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