Draymond Green Doesn't Care If You Support His LeBron Fandom

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Draymond Green has a strong comparison for those who don't believe in his support of LeBron James.

Draymond Green has taken some heat online recently in regard to his support of LeBron James. Many believe that Green's praise of LeBron is just the Warriors star wanting to team up with James. Green has stated over and over that statement couldn't be further from the truth. On a recent episode of The Draymond Green Show, Green discussed his thoughts on people teasing him for his appreciation of James. Green went as far as to say that his praise for James is pitting African Americans against one another. Comparing the situation to slavery.

In a direct quote from Green's podcast, the former NBA Champion had this to say to the haters of his relationship with James. “I catch a lot of flak… for the way I ride for Bron. Me being f—g happy for Bron, that doesn’t dim Steph’s light… I always tell people that’s your losing a— mentality… I always compare it to slavery where they wanna turn us against each other.” Green has a strong belief that fans want to turn the athletes against one another. As LeBron has long been rivals with the Warriors due to the two playing in numerous NBA Finals.

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Even if the two may be adversaries on the court, it seems they are friends in their personal lives. Long gone are the days of Michael Jordan not speaking to his rivals off the court. Needless to say, the stars of today understand this is their job. Yes, they take it seriously. However, the majority of the athletes know there's more to life than basketball. Green lets James have it when the two share the court. The duo has been known to even get a little heated with one another.

Draymond Green's comments are bold. Which one would assume is the point Green is trying to make. However, don't get lost in some of the words used by Green. Athletes and just about anyone can become frustrated when they are constantly under a microscope. Green and James are both more focused on getting to the finish line of the NBA regular season. As both of their teams hope to earn a spot in the playoffs. Green's comments are a quick reminder that the NBA has become more than a game. For the latest news on the NBA, stay locked in here at HNHH.

About The Author
Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.