LeBron James reacted after Draymond Green recently exploded against the NBA and their ‘double standards’ when it comes to the players and franchises dealing a potential trade. The Golden State Warriors star wasn’t having any of that when he heard about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ plans of trading Andre Drummond.
They announced the player wouldn’t be playing with the team until his situation is solved, which didn’t sit well with the DPOY award. He went off on the league, saying that when a player like James Harden wants out of his team, he needs to keep in shape and professional otherwise he’s the bad guy but when a team wants to ship a player to a different team, they are just fine in doing it whatever way they want to.
Those comments earned a lot of attention from fans and players around the league and even LeBron reacted to them, expressing his opinion on one of the most controversial topics in the association at this moment.
LeBron James agrees with Draymond Green’s rant over NBA’s ‘double standards’
The Los Angeles Lakers star echoed Draymond’s opinion and agreed with the 3x NBA champion, explaining that the teams control the narrative and players just want to make their voices heard when they feel their time with a certain team has come to an end.
"It's the narrative of what the league has always been," LBJ told reporters. "From a team's perspective, they control the narrative. They've controlled the narrative for how players should be, how they should act, how they should treat the organization. … We just want people to understand that there's two sides of the coin. It's not just one-sided."
Just like LeBron and Green, a lot of players feel that way. NBA organizations have a way to deal with trades when they’re the ones trying to make them but when a player decides they don’t want to stay around any longer, people lose their minds.
The players have demonstrated that their voices matter a lot and this won’t change how things are done right now but it can plant a seed to see some major changes in the future on how teams do their business.