Draymond Green has some harsh words for the Warriors’ critics.
Draymond Green is enraged enough about the Golden State Warriors missing the playoffs for the second year in a row, and now he’s directing his rage at anyone who doubts the team’s ability to rebound this year.
On the first episode of his podcast “The Draymond Green Show,” the Warriors veteran had some harsh words for Golden State’s detractors, saying that anyone who wrote the Warriors off will soon be eating their words.
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The Dynasty Lives On
Green admitted in his podcast that over the last two seasons, he had heard all of the critics who said the Warriors’ best days were behind them.
The Warriors sank to the bottom of the NBA in the 2019-20 season after five straight trips to the NBA Finals and three titles, and failed to make the playoffs last year, finishing with the No.
Despite being seeded seventh, they were unable to advance past the four-team play-in round.
According to Green, the backlash became so severe that even Klay Thompson, who is normally reserved, felt compelled to speak up and defend his teammates.
“A lot of f–king people wrote us off during those times,” said an animated Green.
“The dynasty has come to an end.”
Draymond is drained; he can’t do this or that.
Steph Curry is completely reliant on his teammates.
He is incapable of leading a group of people.
You start from the top and work your way down.
You have to know that the disrespect is unbelievable, based on Klay’s constant outbursts.
Klay doesn’t say a word.
Klay doesn’t even bother to speak.”
Green went on to say that there is still a lot of basketball to be played this year, but that this team is special.
The Warriors have the best record in the league through the first month, thanks in large part to Green’s defensive contributions.
Green’s Game gets a lot of praise.
While Curry has continued to build on his MVP-caliber performance from last season, Green has also received praise for his defense.
Several NBA insiders have tipped him as an early contender for NBA Defensive Player of the Year, particularly after he shut down Kevin Durant in Golden State’s 117-99 win over the Brooklyn Nets on November 16.
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