HOUSTON — Draymond Green was impressed with how well LeBron James memorized and explained in detail each sequence of the 7-0 run the Boston Celtics unleashed on the Cleveland Cavaliers in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
After James concluded his oral breakdown during his postgame media address Sunday, a round of applause followed.
“He should’ve gotten more than [an applause],” the Golden State Warriors forward said after morning shootaround in preparation for Monday night’s game against the Houston Rockets. “He should’ve gotten a standing ovation.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he wasn’t surprised, as he added that all the “great players remember everything,” similar to that of a quarterback.
“Not all of them,” Kerr said. “Draymond would be the same way. We’ll be watching tape from when we played Houston in December or something, and guys will go, ‘Yeah, I remember that this is what happened next.’ I don’t think it’s that rare. But the best players generally remember the most and have the sharpest memories.”
Green said on occasion that he can pull off a photographic memory.
“At times I watch a ton of film,” Green said. “At times I don’t watch any. Then I can remember what went wrong on any given play. But nonetheless, that was impressive.”