Sixers’ Danny Green explains how LeBron James has matured throughout his career

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Sixers’ Danny Green explains how LeBron James has matured throughout his career
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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is continuing his incredible run in the NBA this season, the superstar’s 19th.

James has been one of the league’s dominant players since entering the NBA straight out of high school in 2003. He has won four titles with three teams, four MVPs and several other accomplishments that would extend this sentence.

But it’s also interesting to see how LeBron has matured from his young days in Cleveland to today with the Lakers at 37 years old.

Philadelphia 76ers guard Danny Green, who, as a rookie, played with James in 2009 in Cleveland and won a title with James in the Orlando bubble in 2019-20, gave his thoughts on James’ maturation process over the years, via Ky Carlin of Sixers Wire:

He was a big kid back then. He’s still a big kid, but he’s a lot more professional. He understands he could win games, but he knew how to win, I guess after coming back from Miami because he figured out found out the formula of the right way to do things and know how to win. So when he came from there, I think he took those principles and brought it with him back to Cleveland and to LA, but his IQ. His memory’s always been the same. He’s got a high IQ. He watches a lot more film. With that maturity of him taking it more professionally and the small details of doing things. He brought that with him and that’s how he matured more so than anything.

LeBron is trying to win his fifth title and second with the Lakers. James is still breaking records with his extraordinary play, so only time will tell if he can deliver once again. He’ll definitely need his supporting cast to come through as well.

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