Draymond Green’s mom fires back at Stephen A. Smith
Like his All-Star son, Draymond Green, Mary Babers has a never-back-down personality, and she showed that side of her when she fired back at Stephen A. Smith on Twitter as a response to a comment made by the ESPN personality on-air that she did not like.
Back in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, Babers took to Twitter to chastise the defending champions’ performance. Many took Babers’ comments as a targeted dig at Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who finished the game with a game-high 38 points. When someone tried to call her out for missing out the fact that Durant had an efficient shooting from the field, Babers shot back and tried to lecture him a little of what she knows about basketball.
What you talking about? It’s more to a game than shots! It left everyone else standing around never to get into position. SWING THE BALL. Pass the ball & around the 7 second mark take the shot(not at the 21 second mark). ISO ISO ISO! They beat us at our own game!
— MBG (@BabersGreen) May 17, 2018
Stephen A. Smith, meanwhile, during Friday’s edition of First Take, floated the theory that Babers probably was only echoing something Draymond Green had told her, that what she was only serving as Green’s puppet.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 18, 2018
To that, Babers has this heated reaction:
By the way @stephenasmith I watch games and I know something about basketball so your comment was WRONG & SEXIST! However, I don’t have a narrative written that I must go by so I say what I want! Dray don’t talk to me about basketball or his team-SORRY!
— MBG (@BabersGreen) May 18, 2018
Green has not scored a lot of points in the series with Houston so far. He only put up five points in Game 1 and six points in Game 2, going 3-for-10 in those contests. Green, however, is not the only Warrior struggling from the field. Two-time league MVP Stephen Curry is also catching some heat for averaging just 17.0 points and shooting only 15.4 percent from deep in the conference finals.
Babers is going certainly going to watch closely Game 3 of the series this Sunday.