LeBron James and Maverick Carter both host HBO’s “The Shop,” which premiered Tuesday night with The King surrounded in the barbershop setting by popular guests. The people joined are Draymond Green of The Warriors, Odell Beckham Jr., Candace Parker of the Sparks, comedians Jerrod Carmichael and Jon Stewart, Snoop Dogg, and Michael Bennett of the Philadelphia Eagles.
LeBron and Carter were discussing numerous topics with the group and there’s one topic that gave LeBron a high praise. Carter asked Green on whether he thinks LeBron can be called the best player in the game today. With no hesitation, Green seemed like he knew what he was talking about.
“I think you should say that. I think you should believe that. And you should definitely let the world know that. I think ‘Bron over the last four years became LeBron James. And it wasn’t nothing to do with winning, it wasn’t nothing to do with stats. He found himself. People didn’t start to view him as they view him now, until he became that force, that man to say, ‘I’m here.’ I feel like for years he shied away from saying, ‘I’m here.’ And when he started to say, ‘[Expletive] y’all. I’m here.’ That’s when he became who he is. No one would’ve ever said that until he did it himself.”
The majority of basketball fans would agree with Green on James being the best player in the game. The NBA fans and critics had their doubts about James and thought he just couldn’t reach the next level. He struggled in the PLayoffs early in his career with his disappointing loss against the Mavs in 2011 where he underperformed. Ever since he won the title against The Warriors, he evolved into an even more scary Bron.
The King is about to play his 16th season for The Lakers and has been to the finals eight straight times. James averaged 27.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds last season and shows no sign of slowing down yet.