The Golden State Warriors understand that they let one slip out of their hands in their stunning loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. It was a total team effort for Boston to escape with an unlikely victory in the opening game of the series and conversely, every player on the Warriors also played their role in the loss.
For Dubs talisman Draymond Green, however, he is adamant that he must be held responsible for whatever adversity his team may go through, particularly on the basketball court. This is simply the harsh reality he’s living in, especially since the Warriors star holds himself to a very high standard:
“I think accountability in life is important in anything, not just basketball,” Green said, via NBA on Twitter. “As a leader, one thing I hate is leaders who when everything is good, it’s all up… And when stuff hits the fan, it’s everybody else fault. For me, I understand that ultimately, if I play well, we win. If I don’t, we still can, but if I do, we win. So that falls on me and like I said, you have to accept your role in things and have some accountability or none of this works… I can’t hold anyone else for that matter accountable if I can’t look at the mirror and hold myself accountable.”
Green did not have his best performance in Game 1 and he of all people knows that he could have done much more for his team. That’s now water under the bridge, though, and all Dray wants to do now is to help the Warriors even out this series on Sunday night.