Draymond Green and LeBron James have battled on the court throughout the latter half of the last decade. From numerous Finals bouts to media banter, it often looks like there's plenty of beef between the two. However, that doesn't mean there is no respect between them.
Speaking on First Take, Green was asked about LeBron's influence on the NBA's potential restart, expressing his respect for the game's best in his response.
It's a shocking statement for one of the NBA's biggest trash-talkers. Perhaps the offseason has given Green time to reflect and change his attitude, realizing James' overall importance to the game of basketball.
That praise did not stop on the court either, as Green also expressed his admiration for James' social activity, going so far as to say he should even run for President.
There is so much more to an athlete than just his statistical numbers, and that is very much the case for LeBron. Seeing one of his greatest adversaries in Golden State recognize that is perhaps the highest form of praise he can get. It is equally as impressive for Green to openly express his applause.