Warriors’ Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala to play vs. Rudy Gobert, Jazz
Last week, Gobert displayed a lot of emotion in talking with reporters about his All-Star snub, ending up walking away from the scrum of media members in tears after discussing how devastated his mother was that he did not make the All-Star Game.
Green and Iguodala then took to Twitter to mock Gobert.
Draymond then doubled down on his criticism of Gobert on CJ McCollum’s podcast, saying that he doesn’t believe in crying over something so trivial:
“I guess I was just raised a little different,” said Green, via NBC Sports Bay Area. “That’s just not OK with me. I’m all for passion and people showing their emotion and all these things, but to cry that you don’t make the All-Star Game is a bit much for me.”
What Green seems to be missing is that Gobert was not crying over his All-Star snub, but was merely emotional over his mother’s disappointment, which is perfectly understandable.
Maybe Draymond should stop talking about how he was “raised” and instead realize that maybe he can’t understand where Gobert is coming from.
Gobert is averaging 15.2 points, 12.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks over 31.5 minutes per game this season while shooting a league-leading 65.3 percent from the floor.
Editor’s note: This post initially said Green and Iguodala were out by mistake. It has been corrected with the updated news that they will play.