Danny Green: LeBron James brings the Lakers back to the level they were when Kobe was there
The Los Angeles Lakers sniper, Danny Green, compared LeBron James to what he was as a player during Green’s rookie year in Cleveland in 2009/10. The 32-year-old rifle guard said James is now a better professional and has learned how to win in the heat during his time.
“He is a better professional. Without saying that he wasn’t back then, he was just very good at beating people with his athleticism. He is still very athletic, but he knows he doesn’t have to. He is smart enough to know his point of view and choose the moments when he needs to use it, ”Green said to Colin Cowherd at The Herd.
“He learned how to win when he went to Miami and won some championships when he came back and when he won another one in Cleveland, which was ridiculously amazing. And now he’s bringing this organization back to the level that Kobe was at. “
In his 17th NBA season, LeBron is still a strong MVP candidate. The king averages 25.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game for the Lakers.
This season, Los Angeles is not only returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, but is also one of the main favorites to win a championship.