Draymond Green’s Mother and Grandmother Told Him to Stop Crying

If the Warriors are to win the Finals, they’ve got a point

Draymond Green is the gritty, voracious young forward that is as key a piece of the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Finals run as the league’s MVP, Stephen Curry, his All-Star running mate Klay Thompson, and first-year head coach Steve Kerr. That point’s been illustrated in these playoffs. Where Draymond Green goes, the team usually follows, and when his performance is in the dumps, the Warriors often have to fight to be in the game, or just end up losing.

Green’s mother and grandmother have been front-row witnesses to this dynamic all season, and with their young star’s team down 2-1 to the best player on the planet and his band of brothers, they took action. According to Black Sports Online, Green’s elders told him to get it together and stop crying with the referees.

My mom and my grandma told me I’m crying too much. ‘Leave the officials alone and just play. They’ve got you out there looking like you’re a punk and don’t know how to play basketball.

Needless to say, Green came out with a renewed focus in Game 4, and the Warriors pretty much shot the Cavaliers out of Quicken Loans Arena. Game 5 is tomorrow night, expect to see a complaint-less Draymond Green once again.

Looks like Steve Kerr’s got some help in the coaching area.

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Draymond Green Sends Post-Game Shot To The Clippers’ Dahntay Jones

You didn’t even need cable to watch the beating that the Golden State Warriors put on the Los Angeles Clippers. It was so bad, it reminded viewers of the Clippers from yesteryear. Especially after Deandre Jordan‘s failed — well, nonexistent — game winning shot against the Trailblazers a few nights back.

Adding salt to their troubled wounds was Los Angeles’ Dahntay Jones. During a nationally televised post-game interview with ABC, while Draymond Green was speaking on his impressive stat line (23 points shooting 8-15 from the field, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists) Jones was seen on camera glancing at Green before — seemingly on purpose — brushing him as he walked into the locker room.

Later, media caught up with Draymond to discuss what occurred. Green held no punches back with his response:

“If [Dahntay Jones] gets suspended, they may not even notice. So I guess good bump-by, but I definitely expect to be reviewed by the NBA. You know, for him to look at me and look at me again, and bump me, when I’m doing a postgame interview, that’s really smart too, when it’s on ABC. And obviously the postgame interview is the highlight of that segment, and you bump somebody? He got some camera time, which he needed because there wasn’t much celebration from their bench today, so you didn’t see him much. So he got the camera time that he was looking for…He served his purpose in today’s game.”

 

It’s not uncommon for players to be upset after a loss. Especially with Steph Curry running around doing things like this:

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