Draymond Green has responded to his critics after getting ejected over an altercation with Donovan Mitchell during the Golden State Warriors’ 118-110 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.
“I’m in year 12 and yall still telling me to stop being Draymond,” he wrote on his Instagram story on Sunday. “Don’t get a tech… blah blah blah. 12 years later and yall still trying to coach me on how to be ME? I am better at being Draymond than ANYBODY!! Imagine if I told yall how to do your job. You’d look at me crazy…
“I thought yall should know how dumb you all look trying to tell me how to be me. If yall had some advice for your own lives the world would be a much better place and you would be FAR better at your JOB than your mediocre outputs. Happy Sunday good people! Right back at it like an addict!”
There are two sides to this story. On one hand, it’s Draymond’s unmatched intensity that helps make him such an effective player.
On the other hand, that same fire led him to punch a teammate in the face at practice last season… so there’s that.
Draymond’s firey streak has also caused him to pick up technicals and ejections at crucial moments, most notably during the 2016 Finals when he was suspended for striking LeBron James in the groin.
That suspension swung the series, as Golden State went on to blow a 3-1 lead and lose the series in seven games.
But whether we like it or not, clearly Draymond is never going to change.