LeBron James is the reason LA Lakers are favorites to win the NBA title over the LA Clippers at the Bubble restart according to Draymond Green.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green firmly believes that the Los Angeles Lakers will win the 2019-20 NBA title. Instead of the LA Clippers.
Green said on ESPN’s Jalen and Jacoby Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are the favorites to win a championship thanks to LeBron’s mentality.
— Jalen & Jacoby (@JalenandJacoby) June 30, 2020
‘Clippers were early title favorites’ – Draymond Green
According to the three-time NBA Champion, the Clippers have been the top favorites entering the season, as they are the more complete team compared to other contenders.
“I think going into the season and all season long, the [Los Angeles] Clippers were the favorite,” Green said. “When you look at their team, I think they have someone that checks every box, from a defender, Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, Patrick Beverly.
“When you’re talking great size with Kawhi, Paul George, Marcus Morris, they check all the boxes. They can match up with any team well. And they have shooting. They have Montrezl [Harrell] down low. They have everything that you need to win a championship.” Green added.
The Clippers currently sit behind the Lakers in 2nd spot in the western conference.
“LeBron James” the reason Lakers are now favorites
But Green has a different team as his favorite heading into the bubble in Orlando. Green named the Los Angeles Lakers as the clear favorite to win it all this summer.
The reason: LeBron James.
Speaking on the show the Warriors forward said:-
“However, I think going into this bubble, the Lakers got to be the favorite because they got LeBron [James] and he can kind of adjust anything,” Draymond Green added.
“And I think he’s probably the most disciplined player we’ve ever seen in the NBA, and that’s going to matter going into this bubble. Having LeBron on your team going into this bubble gives you a slight advantage.” Green continued.
Even at 35-years-old, LeBron James is having one of the best seasons of his career. LeBron is averaging 25 points, 10.6 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game on 49.8% shooting.
With Anthony Davis and a deep bench of talented role-players, the Lakers certainly pose a huge threat to the rest of the NBA.
We can get an early glimpse of who actually are the favorites as the LeBron and Lakers take on the Clippers 30th July when the NBA restarts inside the ‘Bubble’.
First look at the Lakers’ and Clippers’ schedules in Orlando 👀 pic.twitter.com/GaDzdebwsU
— ESPN (@espn) June 26, 2020
For Green, he personally knows how dangerous the four-time MVP can be in the playoffs. Green has faced the King four times in the NBA finals. After all, James heroically led the Cavs back from a 3-1 deficit against the Warriors to win the 2016 championship.