Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors electric forward, helped lead his squad to a 89-83 victory over LeBron James and the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers in yesterday's marquee Christmas Day matchup.
Throughout the season, Green has worn the Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier IX. Last season, he wore the Soldier VIIIs. Needless to say, Green is a fan of James' other signature model. But when he takes the floor against James, you'll normally find a different pair of sneakers on his feet. In last season's NBA Finals, Green dropped his Soldiers in favor of the Nike Hyperdunk 2014.
In a report from ESPN, when Green was asked why he was wearing LeBrons, the Warriors star forward kept it 100 and exclaimed, "They're comfortable!" and would go on to say that he'd probably wear them if his Warriors were to meet the Cavs in the finals.
For some, wearing a rival's shoe is one thing. But to wear it against said rival? Most players probably wouldn't. But most players aren't Draymond Green.