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May 29, 2015 Updates

Two months into his rookie season, Draymond Green, then a Warriors reserve, got a crack at defending LeBron James. It was December 2012, in Miami, and James was rolling. With Green on him, James failed to score twice. After a missed jumper and a turnover, James backed Green down and drew a foul. Then he yelled at Green. "He said, 'You too little,' and I hate when people say that to me," recalled Green, generously listed at 6-foot-7. "So I said something back to him. I think that's where I gained respect. And it's mutual." Contra Costa Times

New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer joined The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday morning, and he didn't mince words when the conversation inevitably drifted to the NBA's inescapable binary question: Jordan or LeBron? "There’s no question I would take LeBron James," Laimbeer said. "He can do more. Michael Jordan could score and make big shots and look spectacular at times with wild-flying dunks, but LeBron can get you 18 rebounds. LeBron can get you 15 assists if he chooses to, or he can score 50 if he wanted to. "So the triple threat he poses is just phenomenal, and then the size that he's got -- he just physically dominates. It’s impressive." ESPN.com

May 28, 2015 Updates

When pressed about how many championships Jordan won, Laimbeer didn’t back down. “Yeah, but look at what LeBron has in the Finals right now,” Laimbeer said. “Could anybody else in the world have led this team of role players to the finals right now? I don’t think so. Jordan could not have led this team to the finals. “LeBron came into the league knowing how to play basketball and involve his teammates. Jordan had to learn that, and they had to assemble some great teammates around him in order for him to win.” For The Win

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