Team USA’s Draymond Green fires back at haters who ripped him for passing up dunk for 3-pointer
Team USA bounced back from a shocking loss to France in their Tokyo Olympics opener with a massive 120-66 win over Iran on Wednesday. The whole squad was thriving, but of course, Draymond Green received some hate for a specific play in the first quarter:
Draymond Green… pic.twitter.com/YQGfKKhFmt
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 28, 2021
Okay, to be fair, he did pass up a dunk. But, after dishing it out the perimeter, it led to a wide-open three. The Twitter heroes quickly criticized Draymond Green and he even fired back at the page that put up the video in the first place:
The product of Bozos who never hooped running hoops pages 🤷🏿♂️ https://t.co/YOhgpHpEpS
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) July 28, 2021
Here are some of the reactions to the play as well:
bra you turned down a wide open layup lol
— 🏁 (@itsjustTaj_) July 28, 2021
You had an open dunk draymond.
— Carl Mcwheezer (@mcwheezer) July 28, 2021
. @Money23Green which one is more likely to go in? Lay up or a three point shot?
— soheil (@soheilhazrat) July 28, 2021
We know that Draymond Green is a pass-first type player. He’s never been known for much of a scorer and when he’s surrounded by sharpshooters like Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard, it’s understandable why he passed the rock in this situation.
While it did seem like it was an easy bucket for the Warriors veteran, we’re in a day and age where teams opt to shoot threes. That’s just how the game is now. The haters can talk, but Draymond Green won’t care. His Team USA is back on track and he played his part with five points, four boards, and four assists.