The 4th of July is the biggest day in the calendar for Americans around the world as they celebrate Independence Day. Patriotism sweeps across the country as festivities are in full effect and NBA players often celebrate the occasion in style, too, as LeBron James did with Draymond Green.
LeBron and Draymond may not have had the best of starts when it comes to their relationship, but over time, the two of them have grown to become very good friends. LeBron wished Green the very best leading into these past playoffs and also congratulated him on winning the title. The two have a special bond now, and they celebrated the day together while also calling out their doubters.
It is true that they both have been doubted at various points in their careers. Many felt that LeBron's days of winning titles were over after he missed the playoffs in his first season with the Lakers, but he followed it up by winning it all in 2020. Draymond was in a similar situation, with a lot of skeptics stating that the Warriors dynasty was over after they missed the playoffs in 2020 and 2021, but they bounced back by being crowned champions in 2022. Draymond, on a personal note, was also widely criticized earlier on in the Finals for his terrible play on the court, but he ended the series on a positive note and has been talking trash all offseason.
LeBron would also be looking to silence his critics once again this upcoming season and a revenge tour might be on the cards. The Lakers have made some decent moves in the offseason, with the latest being the acquisition of Thomas Bryant, but they need more, which is why they are linked with a move for Kyrie Irving. If they do manage to pull that off, then we might well be in for a Laker revival.