Draymond Green thinks drama surrounding Warriors will only intensify
The Golden State Warriors came away with a narrow 106-104 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday, snapping Houston’s nine-game winning streak and bouncing back from a shocking loss to the Phoenix Suns two days prior.
Without the aid of Kevin Durant, who’s sidelined for Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury, just about every Golden State starter came up huge. That is, everyone except Draymond Green.
The former Defensive Player of the Year finished the night with just two points on an abysmal 1-of-5 shooting clip from the field along with a humble helping of five rebounds and five assists.
As expected, the media was ready to pounce on the All-Star forward following the contest. Green was ready to answer any such controversy-inducing questions thrown his way, though, sounding like a hip wise man in the process.
Here’s a clip of Green’s post-game interview emphasizing the importance of social media coverage in this day and age (via The Athletic’s Anthony Slater):
Draymond Green on the increased drama year by year around the Warriors: “I think it’ll continue to be more and more because media becomes more and more important.” pic.twitter.com/2g27yKxRpJ
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 14, 2019
Dray’s been in the league long enough to see himself become the villain in the eyes of the public time and again, especially with Golden State racking up wins and championships to the envy of the rest of the NBA and the dismay of many non-Warriors fans.
And with a slight twist of irony, this latest example also subtly displays Green’s maturity on the mic. He’s aware that a ton of eyes and hears are locked in to his every move, making him more cautious about his words and actions off the court to prevent further drama from developing.
On a related note; DeMarcus Cousins also spoke to the media after Wednesday’s game on his stance regarding the drama surrounding the Warriors. It’s clearly a more light-hearted affair compared to Draymond’s take considering Boogie made mention of his grandma and a forgotten soap opera from yesteryear.