The love Draymond Green has for LeBron James needs to be studied.
It became such a thing for him that the Golden State Warriors forward wanted to attend the game where LeBron James broke the NBA’s all-time scoring record, but head coach Steve Kerr did not think it was a good idea.
James broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record on Feb. 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in front of the home crowd in LA, but poor Green was not present for it.
Golden State was battling for their playoff lives and faced a matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers on Feb. 8th.
Green missed the opportunity to be present for history because Kerr felt it would send the wrong message for him to fly to Los Angeles the day before a game against Golden State.
“Yeah, I was definitely going,” Green told Andscape. “It was a TNT game. I was doing the broadcast and Steve said, ‘I don’t think that’ll be great for our team. While we’re flying out on the road, you’re flying to LA, guys see that, guys see you on the TV calling the game. This is a big game for us against Portland.’ I said, ‘All right, respect. No problem. I’ll be there with my team.’
“I flew to Portland, we got to get a win and we’re here. So, it definitely was something that I wanted to be present for. It was just such a big moment in life and friendship. But there will be other big moments and we’ll create great memories.”
Green and James have developed a friendship off the court after years of battling each other on the court.
Despite their friendship, fans think it is mighty weird for him to try and leave a road trip to watch LeBron play a game.
The two future Hall of Famers will renew their rivalry on Tuesday as the Lakers travel to San Francisco for Game 1 of their second-round series. It’s the first playoff matchup between the Lakers and the Warriors in 32 years, but just the latest time a Lebron James-led team will square off against Steph Curry and the Warriors.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.