Draymond Green Apr 15, 2023; Sacramento, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) looks for a foul call after a play against the Sacramento Kings in the third quarter during game one of the 2023 NBA playoffs at the Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Draymond Green and LeBron James have become friends over the past few years. That would have seemed unthinkable when the two were seemingly bitter rivals butting heads in the NBA Finals every year.

James even attended Green’s wedding in August 2022.

So there’s a bromance going on there. How serious is it? According to Marc J. Spears of Andscape.com, Green requested time off during a Golden State Warriors road trip in February to attend the game where James set the career NBA scoring record.

According to Spears, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr denied the request, wanting Green to be with the team before a Feb. 8 game in Portland.

“Green understood and instead saluted his buddy on Twitter, calling James the greatest of all time with seven goat emojis,” Spears reported.

Green stood up for the Los Angeles Lakers star Sunday. After the Warriors won Game 7 of their playoff series against the Sacramento Kings, Green alluded to Kings guard Malik Monk calling him “old.” The same thing happened to James in his first-round series, with Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks taunting him for his age.

“Stop trying to turn the page on us so fast,” Green told reporters (via Yahoo.com). “Stop trying to turn the page on ‘Bron so fast. We get so caught up in, ‘What’s the next thing?’ that we don’t appreciate the current.”

So it’s OK for Green and James to be “old” friends. Green can’t take off any time from work to visit.

[Marc J. Spears, Andscape.com]

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