Draymond Green predicts LeBron James will lose super powers

By Alex Butler  |  Updated Nov. 16, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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Nov. 16 (UPI) -- LeBron James has 'super human powers' and they will eventually fade, according to Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green.

"Yeah, he's super human but eventually his super human powers go away, so that would be more of my concern if I'm a Cavs fan or somebody with the Cavs or a player, is like 'Man, he's been playing a lot of 40-minute [nights] and it's only Nov. 12.' But I wouldn't be pressing the panic button just yet," Green recently told USA Today.

"At the end of the day, they know how to win. They've got a guy who knows how to win, so I wouldn't necessarily press the panic button. I would see certain things and I would panic about those certain things, just because ... I don't think nobody should be playing 40 minutes a game in November."

James has logged more than 40 minutes in six of his last 14 games for the Cavaliers. The 32-year-old led the league with 37.8 minutes per game in 2016. He is leading the pack again this season, logging 38.1 minutes per bout.

James has played more than 50,000 minutes during his NBA career, including the post season. The 15-year NBA veteran is posting 28.3 points, 8.7 assists and 7.5 rebounds per game this season. By comparison, Dwyane Wade still hasn't played 40,000 minutes in the league and he entered the NBA at the same time as James, via the 2003 NBA Draft.

King James admitted that Green was right about his minutes, when speaking with reporters on Wednesday.

"Draymond's right," James told Cleveland.com. "We want to get those minutes down for sure. But as of right now, we've had two point guards out and we've had some different lineup changes, so, I've had to play more minutes than I would like, and more minutes than my teammates would like me to have."

James and the Cavaliers face the Los Angeles Clippers at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

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