Draymond Green is someone who plays the game wearing his heart on his sleeve, something that he feels gets the best out of him and also sometimes puts him in tricky situations, like in the game against Clippers, where he and KD had an altercation after Draymond failed to pass the ball during the dying stages of the game.
A lot has happened since that fateful night, with multiple reports suggesting that KD could be on his way out of Golden State after this season.
The reports also stated that Durant’s impending free agency had created quite the ruckus in the Warriors camp, with Draymond bringing it up during their altercation post the Clippers game.
Draymond was then suspended for the game against the Hawks, with Durant telling the press that things will eventually be okay between the both of them.
Now, hours before their game against the Rockets, Draymond has released his first and last statement regarding the altercation, stating that maybe his emotions got the better of him on the day.
Draymond Green and Kevin Durant communicating positively on their way to the arena for shootaround. pic.twitter.com/hrOi3mJY5U
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 15, 2018
“Kevin and I spoke. We’re moving forward,” Green said.
“I think there’s no secret that I am an emotional player. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I play with that same emotion. Sometimes it gets the best of me and it doesn’t work to my favor.
“I am going to live with that. Because it works in my favor to the good, as my résumé speaks, and this team’s résumé speaks, more so than it doesn’t. So I am never going to change who I am. I am going to approach the game the same way that I always do. And like I said, we will continue to move forward.” he added.
KD and Draymond walked into shootaround together. pic.twitter.com/qbrR5MNtTf
— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) November 15, 2018
He also touched upon Durant’s impending free agency, saying that even if he decides to leave, the memories will always stay.
“I have read a lot about how, ‘Is this the end of the run?’ or ‘Is it over?’ or ‘Did I ruin it?’ or ‘Did I force Kevin to leave?'” Green said.
“You know, at the end of the day, as I’ve said before, whatever Kevin decides to do, whatever Klay [Thompson] decides to do, whatever who decides to do, we had great years together and I support everybody wholeheartedly, 100 percent. Because as a man, as a human being, you got the right to do what you want with your life. So I will never question that.” he added.
Draymond emphasised on the fact that this wasn’t the end of the Warriors dynasty, as a small altercation wouldn’t change how the team plays.
He issued a warning to the teams in NBA, saying that in internal feud will not defeat the team and that the other teams will have to still work hard to beat Golden State Warriors.
Full Draymond Green statement in text form. Most eyebrow raising part, in my opinion: "Whatever Kevin decide to do, whatever Klay decides to do, whatever who decides to do, we had great years together." pic.twitter.com/YAfzwmAbcn
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 15, 2018
“What you must know is nobody in this organization, from a player — not myself, not Kevin, not anybody else — is going to beat us,” Green said.
“So if you one of them other 29 teams in this league, you got to beat us. We’re not going to beat us. We’re going to continue to do what we do.
“I am sorry if that ruins everybody’s stories. I know everybody got a job to do. I apologize for ruining y’all’s stories if it did. But if this only makes Kevin, myself and the rest of my teammates stronger, that’s what it’s going to do. You think you saw something before? Good luck with us now. We’re not going to crumble off of an argument. We are going to move forward. So that’s all I have got to say. Anybody want to talk basketball, I am here. If not, it’s been real.” he added.