Draymond Green Names 3 Reasons Why LeBron James Is the Best Ever Face of NBA
- Draymond Green has named three traits that make Lakers star LeBron James the best-ever face of the NBA
- James is set to become NBA's all-time leading scorer in February 2023
- The Lakers star is averaging 30.2 points this season despite Lakers struggles in the NBA
LeBron James will become NBA's all-time leading scorer at some point in February 2023. He is only 89 points behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who has held the record for nearly 40 years.
James's close friend and Golden State Warriors veteran forward Draymond Green has said the Lakers star is the best-ever face of the NBA because he's never been in a scandal.
The 38-year-old is in his 20th season and is showing no signs of slowing down. He is averaging 30.2 points in 41 games this season. However, his superb displays have not translated into a better season for the Lakers.
The 2020 NBA champions have struggled all season for consistency and currently sit outside a playing spot in the Western Conference. The return of Anthony Davis means they may go on a run before the NBA All-Star break on February 19th
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Green on why James is best ever face
Green and James are close friends and business partners. They also share an agent, Rich Paul from Klutch Sports. The two have battled against each other plenty of times.
The 32-year-old NBA champion with the Warriors said James is the best-ever face of the league because of three traits, per USA Today.
"I recently said he’s the greatest face the NBA has ever had. Think about the day and age we live in – cameras, social media – he’s never had a scandal. Never been arrested. Never photo’d drunk. Those things go hand in hand with durability, longevity, consistency."
The former Cleveland Cavaliers star has been the face of the league in the last decade and one could still make a solid case for him this season despite the likes of Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic taking the league by storm.
James is expected to pass Abdul-Jabbar's record before the All-Star break, barring any injuries.
James on who will break his record
Sports Brief earlier reported on James naming a few players who could surpass his inevitable scoring record.
The Lakers star said Kevin Durant is the most likely player to outdo him because of his versatility on the court.
He also added that the likes of Luka Doncic, Joel Embiid, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Irving have a chance if they stay healthy.