Draymond Green might not like LeBron James, but he’s willing to admit the Cleveland Cavaliers forward is the greatest basketball player of all time — well, sort of.
The Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are set to duel in their third straight NBA Finals, and Green went on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday with teammate Stephen Curry to discuss the much-anticipated rubber match with the Cavs.
Green was asked where he’d rank James in the pantheon of basketball greats, and the Warriors forward tried his best to compliment the Cavs superstar.
“It don’t really matter,” Green said. “He can have that title. He just can’t have this ring. That’s our goal. Our goal isn’t to make everyone say, ‘Hey, LeBron is the greatest of all-time.’ More power to him. Go ahead! At the end of the day, it’s all subjective anyways.”
Green tried his best.
After all, we’re sure he’s still upset the Warriors blew a 3-1 series lead in last season’s NBA Finals, due in large part to his suspension for Game 5.
The 2017 NBA Finals begin Thursday.
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