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Draymond Green will skip a Warriors game just to watch LeBron James surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Draymond Green has already informed Steve Kerr that he won't suit up for the Warriors game on LeBron James' special night.
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green reacts after a failed three point attempt by Team LeBron forward LeBron James

LeBron James and Draymond Green

The bond between LeBron James and Draymond Green is stronger as each day passes. From vacationing together during the All-Star break in Cabo to watching games while drinking wine and tequila and exchanging messages on social media, it’s safe to assume that their long-storied beef has been squashed.

Another indication of their newly formed genuine friendship was on full display after Green said that he’s willing to skip suiting up for a game when James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (KAJ) on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Something that is likely shaping up to happen next season.

Sorry Steve Kerr

In Green’s latest podcast episode, the three-time champion said that he’s informing Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr as early as now that he will be in attendance for James’ special night even if the Warriors have a game at the same time.

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“Congrats to LeBron, second all-time… 50 or 70 more games, he’ll be first all-time. I can’t wait to see that… Steve Kerr, I’m throwing this out right now, LeBron James is passing the all-time scoring record and we have a game, I’m going to LeBron’s game and witness history, So that’s what we doing coach Kerr,”

Draymond Green, The Draymond Green Show

James currently has 36,985 points as of writing. According to a statistical expert, the King is likely to overtake Kareem around mid-January or mid-February 2023. Kerr can only be happy it's not closer to the playoffs.

Are Warriors fans going to be pissed?

James has a long history of pissing off Warriors fans. Whether that’s because of the 3-1 comeback he and the Cleveland Cavaliers completed in 2016 or the infamous Halloween cookies he used to troll the Warriors with, there’s animosity (and possibly mutual respect) between LeBron’s fanbase and the Warriors’ loyalists.

It also doesn’t help Warriors fans that Green’s admirable friendship with James continues to evolve in the wrong way for them. After all, the rivalry still runs deep as both parties headlined the NBA from 2015-to 2018. But Warriors fans also might not have a choice because not only do both Green and James love each other, but they’re also in the same agency, specifically Klutch Sports.

So, like it or not, it’s still pretty cool to see two genius basketball minds share a wholesome relationship and admiration for one another. It’s even more heartwarming to know that Green is willing to show up on his close friend’s big night. 

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