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Draymond Green has never been a shrinking violet in terms of expressing his emotions, thoughts or opinions.
So when Marc J. Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated asked the outspoken Golden State Warriors forward if he is worried about the Los Angeles Lakers signing LeBron James, Green didn’t hold back.
“Teams worry about us. We don’t worry about nobody,” Green said. “We are the champs. Why do we have to worry about anybody? They have to worry about us.
“They say we are ruining the league. I love it!”
Green then offered an opinion that resembled one expressed by Warriors teammate Kevin Durant a few weeks ago when asked how he felt about James’ decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second time, heading to Hollywood after exiting for South Beach in the summer of 2010. Green and the Warriors will host James and the Lakers on Christmas Day, it was announced Tuesday.
“That is great. He was able to make a decision he wanted to make regardless of whatever anyone thought,” Green said. “To see someone make that kind of decision is always exciting to see.”
As is understandable, Green is pumped up about the two-time defending champion Warriors adding talented big man DeMarcus Cousins as a free agent this summer.
“We are excited as hell to have ‘Cuz’ here,” he said. “‘Cuz’ is a top-five talent in this league with something to prove.”
How good can the Warriors be once Cousins returns from the Achilles tendon rupture he suffered last season?
“We can be as close to unstoppable as you can be,” Green said.