- The Washington Times - Friday, June 16, 2017

The NBA Finals are over, but the war of words between the two teams continue. 

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green trashed LeBron James at the team’s championship parade Thursday for saying he never played on a superteam.

In an appearance on the “Road Trippin’” podcast, which is hosted by his teammates Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and sideline reporter Allie Clifton, James fired back.

“I mean in 2003, the Lakers combined Karl Malone, Gary Payton, Shaq and Kobe,” James said in the podcast, which aired Friday. “And in ‘96, when Jordan was retired, the Rockets joined Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler all on the same team.

“But I don’t look at it as … I definitely didn’t start the superteam, if that’s what he’s trying to say. But I just feel like that it’s great that on the day you’re celebrating your championship, my likeness and my name is in your head. I love that.”

In 2010, James signed with the Miami Heat to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, forming a team that went to the Finals four straight times and won two titles. James’ point, however, was that the NBA had a history of free agents signing to play with the best teams long before he did. 

Watch Green’s original comments below.

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