As we’ve seen throughout his career, Draymond Green loves to say things. Most of them end up as headlines across sports media and beyond, whether it’s for his words or kicks (or his triple doubles, defensive performances and even his assists).
Earlier this week, he was asked about the Golden State Warriors 8-0 start in the playoffs compared to that of the Cleveland Cavaliers same 8-0 start. He said:
“I thought teams would compete a little harder. I just watched San Antonio-Houston. I like to watch good basketball. When you watch Cleveland play, you’re only watching one side of the good basketball. That’s kind of weak. I like watching a good game, not even necessarily that it’s going to be a close game. I like to watch teams playing good basketball. When you watch them, you watch one team playing good basketball and everybody else do something. I don’t know what that something is.”
Sports media took it as a shot at the Cavs for playing lesser competition compare to the Warriors, which one could see after those remarks.
Yesterday, he cleared up his comments and accused the media of chasing headlines:
“I didn’t say I was disappointed with their competition. First off, people always want to take a piece of a statement and then say, ‘Ah man, Draymond said the Cavs aren’t playing anybody.’ They never say, ‘Draymond said Cleveland is playing great basketball.'”
Regardless of what he meant or what he said, the truth of the matter is both of these teams are on a collision course to the NBA Finals and a third straight meeting.