"My likeness and my name is in your head. I love that."
The war of words between LeBron James and Draymond Green continued last night, after Dray took the mic at the Warriors parade to call out LeBron for 'starting the superteams.'
Speaking in front of a sea of Warriors fans, Draymond said,
"Superteam this, Superteam that. 'I never played on a Superteam.' You started the Superteam, bro!"
The two forwards had been trading barbs on instagram throughout the day, with LeBron making a joke about Draymond's "Quickie" shirt and Draymond responding with a comment about LeBron going bald.
The banter continued later at night when LeBron hopped on on the "Road Trippin'" podcast hosted by Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and Allie Clifton to talk about the day's trash talk.
During the podcast, LeBron explained why he isn't the one responsible for starting superteams, and added, "you're celebrating your championship, my likeness and my name is in your head. I love that."
"No," James said when Green's superteam comments were brought up in the episode released Friday. "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. But I just feel like that it's great that on the day you're celebrating your championship, my likeness and my name is in your head. I love that."
Richard Jefferson added,
"People forget, when you went to Miami, they had just lost in the first round. And you added Chris Bosh," said Jefferson. "I just remember when people talk about superteams and this and that and putting people together, it would have been like if you had joined the Boston Celtics after you had lost to them. To put it in comparison, the Golden State Warriors have been the best team the last three years. They broke NBA records for the last three years, and they added probably the second-best talent in the NBA."
Channing Frye admitted that he can't really get in on the shit talking because he barely played in the NBA Finals, but echoed LeBron's statements.
"It's like, this is the greatest day you could have arguably in your life and you're talking to us," Frye later said. "That's cool, though."
"The one thing I will say ..." Jefferson began to say.
"Is that he's ugly?" Frye interjected. "Edit that, please."
You can check out the Road Trippin' podcast's season finale ft. LeBron right here.