September 2019

Draymond Green Credits LeBron James for Empowering Players off the Court

Green believes James paved the way for players to take control of their careers. The Warriors All-Star forward made the comments during a recent interview on CNBC's 'Power Lunch.' . You know, with what [LeBron's] done in his career that's kind of shown everybody else the power that you have as a player. , Draymond Green, via CNBC. That's why you saw the movement this year is because the athlete, the basketball players have taken control of their own future. , Draymond Green, via CNBC. Everybody celebrates LeBron for his basketball career and the things he's been able to accomplish. I think the doors that he's opened for athletes is his biggest accomplishment. , Draymond Green, via CNBC. James is credited with shifting the power dynamic of the NBA when he left Cleveland for Miami in 2010. . Since then, many NBA stars have left their current teams when they have become free agents. . Anthony Davis requested a trade this offseason from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers. . Davis was still under contract for the 2019-2020 season but informed the Pelicans he would not be returning next year.