Draymond Green Thinks The Warriors Would Have Beat Shaq and Kobe

Draymond Green was the 35th pick for the Golden State Warriors in the 2012 NBA draft. Since then, Green made the All-Star team three years in a row from 2016-2018, and he has won 3 NBA championships with the Golden State Warriors out of his 5 finals appearances. Draymond Green is considered by most the best defensive player on the Warriors during their 5 consecutive finals appearances.

Draymond Green
@money23green Way to work fellas!!! Birthday boyyyyyy @epaschall keep feasting Young!! (Source)

After the Warriors set the record, winning 73 games in the 2016 regular season, they joined the conversation as one of the best teams of all time. And after 2019, which marked the 5th straight year to the finals, some considered the Warriors to be the greatest team of all time.

Shaquille O’Neal, on the other hand, was selected first overall by the Orlando Magic in the 1992 NBA draft. In his 20 year-career, Shaq won the NBA championship 4 times, won the MVP award in 2000, and made the All-Star team 15 times. 

Shaq & Kobe
@shaq I want to take this time to congratulate @kobebryant , Kevin Garnett @tic_pix & Tin Duncan in being inducted into The Hall of Fame #halloffame2020 #8 #24 #5 #21 (Source)

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Shaq teamed up with Kobe Bryant on the Lakers to win three consecutive championships, and create one of the most unstoppable teams of all time. 

When Green was asked in an interview, how the Warriors compared to the Lakers or the Bulls, he said “I’m biased obviously, but I think we’re [The Warriors] the greatest team ever.” 

Green then tried to explain the difficulty of comparing teams from different eras, and how basketball is constantly evolving: “Me and Steph Curry would’ve f*ckn’ destroyed Shaq in a pick-and-roll.” He then added “Shaq would’ve f*ckn’ murdered me on the block.” 

Draymond & Kobe
@money23green I’ve waited and waited with hope that this bad dream would end and I never had to make this post. Hoping that someone would report that it wasn’t You in that helicopter like they initially thought. I went to sleep on the couch yesterday while they talked about you on TV. I thought I’d wake up and the story would be gone. Only to wake up to more details of you being GONE. Kobe, I thank you for being the person that you were, the big brother that you were. Not only to myself but to many others. You left a legacy that’ll NEVER be forgotten. We lost one of the good guys. I’ll continue to pray for the Bryant family as well as all the other families affected by this horrific tragedy! RIP BEAN #GoneTooSoon (Source)

Shaq responded to Draymond’s comments, saying “Stop it, Mr. Draymond. You’re too little, way too little. Cut it out. 

It’s very hard to compare teams in any sport across eras because as Draymond Green said, “its a completely different league.”

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