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.