Outside of their confrontation in Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals, Green has been very complimentary of James as the Golden State Warriors have won three out of the last four championships against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With James signing a four-year, $154 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, things will only get more competitive as they are in a position to dethrone the two-time defending champions in the near future.
Heading into the 2018-19 NBA season, Green believes James should say and believe he is the best player in the world, according to Bleacher Report:
Draymond has advice for the King. pic.twitter.com/l7fNliMd5e
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 29, 2018
Since the 2010-11 season, James has dominated with three championships in eight consecutive Finals appearances with the Miami Heat and Cavaliers. While the Eastern Conference has been significantly weaker than the Western Conference, it does not diminish the accomplishment.
Although James could have easily re-signed with the Cavaliers, he likes the challenge of helping the storied franchise return to their championship ways. While this will mark the first time the 33-year-old has not played with another All-Star player during this stretch, the Lakers are aiming for sustained success.
By filling out the remainder of the roster with one-year deals, the Lakers will have a max-contract slot for 2019 free agency. As all eyes will be on Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Kyrie Irving headline an extremely talented free agency class.