LeBron, Drake and the NBA's biggest rivalries

Alex Myers discusses the three most intense clashes of players, personalities, and celebrities that have emerged during the NBA Playoffs.

Released on 5/4/2018

Transcript

00:00
So the NBA Playoffs are well underway,
00:01
and they've been fantastic thus far,
00:03
especially since they've shined a spotlight
00:05
on the league's biggest, most intense rivalries.
00:08
We start with LeBron versus Lance,
00:10
a saga years in the making.
00:12
The Pacers' swingman slash pest
00:14
needs on-court confrontations with King James
00:17
like he needs oxygen.
00:18
In fact, he once blew into LeBron's ear.
00:22
Interesting tactic.
00:24
Of course, Lance spends most of the game
00:25
spewing hot air in LeBron's direction,
00:28
but he said LeBron's only verbal response to his trash talk
00:31
was to once ask, What the hell is wrong with you?
00:34
Sadly for Lance, LeBron got the last laugh yet again
00:37
with an epic Game Seven performance.
00:40
We can only hope those two never become teammates
00:42
and that they face off again in next year's playoffs.
00:45
Then there's Charles Barkley versus Draymond Green.
00:48
Barkley isn't the biggest fan of the Golden State dynasty,
00:52
and he recently repeatedly said he wants to punch
00:54
the Warriors' point forward slash wrestling heel
00:57
in the face.
00:59
Green responded by calling Barkley old
01:01
and daring him to either do it or shut up.
01:04
Hmm.
01:05
Does Draymond know that Chuck once chucked a man
01:08
through a plate glass window at a bar?
01:10
And finally, there's Drake versus Kendrick Perkins.
01:13
Neither of them will see
01:14
one minute of action in the playoffs,
01:17
but yet they're two of the NBA's biggest nuisances,
01:20
because Drake thinks he's the head coach
01:22
of the Toronto Raptors, and Perkins is basically
01:25
the world's highest paid bodyguard.
01:27
Following their run-in, GolF Digest's Joel Beall
01:29
wrote that Drake is a middling rapper,
01:32
which caused quite the heated debate in the office,
01:35
and put quite the bull's eye on Joel's fragile back.
01:38
Joel, if you ever go to Canada,
01:41
you might want to hire Perkins for protection.
01:44
(funky percussion music)
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