Draymond Green and LeBron James engaged in a good-natured back-and-forth during the Warriors parade on Thursday. It started with Green wearing a “Quickie” T-Shirt that looked awfully similar to the Qucken Loans Arena Logo. James responded by commenting “that’s what she said” on Instagram, and Green fired back during his lively parade speech, making fun of James’ comments that he’s never played for a super team.
Draymond has a NSFW message for LeBron James 😳 pic.twitter.com/mrfsmDcDxf
— Ahmed Fareed (@FareedNBCS) June 15, 2017
James continued the playful beef on Thursday night, hopping onto teammate’s Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye’s podcast, to defend his superteam claims and deliver one last shot at Green.
“No,” James said when Green’s superteam comments came 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.”
Jefferson and Frye also chimed in.
“The other guy is such a great guy, and it’s like gentleman banter back and forth,” Frye said, purposely not calling Green by name.
“Oh, yeah,” James replied. “For sure.”
“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.”
“Absolutely,” James concurred. “Absolutely.”
“The one thing I will say …” Jefferson began to say.
“Is that he’s ugly?” Frye interjected. “Edit that, please.”
Green and James, who are both sponsored by Nike, are good friends off the court, with Green calling James “family” during an interview yesterday. Regardless, the two trolling each other over the last two day’s has been wildly entertaining, and let’s hope it doesn’t stop any time soon.