A LITTLE HISTORY AND A CONTEXTUAL LOOK DON’T MAKE THINGS LOOK BETTER FOR DRAYMOND GREEN
It’s hard to be a fan of basketball after the age of say, 40, and find much to appreciate overall when it comes to NBA champion and Golden States Warrior, Draymond Green. And regardless of how I start this, some will inevitably reject it as a partisan, “kids these days” perspective. But no, not at all. Green is a punk, an enabled egotist that makes peak (ahem) starting the season fat Shaq seem humble in comparison. But using a contextual look from yesterday can only look bad for Draymond Green.
DRAYMOND HAS A HISTORY OF DIRTY MOUTH, BULLYING, AND THE WORST OF DIRTY PLAYS IN SPORTS
If you’re reading this , you likely know about some of his shenanigans, like hitting players (including Lebron) in the balls, yapping his trap incessantly on and off the basketball court, and most recently his reverse and unnecessary chokehold on Minnesota Timberwolves center, Rudy Gobert. It’s gotten a lot of press and commentary as it should, but now that Draymond is playing again after the resultant suspension, there’s been no apology. And even worse, his comments speak to a degree of prima donna diva ego that makes Green look even worse than I thought he ever could have. In fact, he’s playing the hero victim card when there’s no lines in his script to make it work.
WHICH OF THESE CLASSIC NBA PLAYERS WOULDN’T HAVE KNOCKED DRAYMOND GREEN OUT?
And that’s the final rub for me. Because when the NBA had enforcers on every team, people learned their place, or else. And this is the contextual query as comment I’d like to pose: which of these dated players wouldn’t have fought, punished or even knocked out Draymond Green?
If you’re over 40, you already know the answer. They would all have made things painfully clear to Draymond Green, until the message was received and understood. Now I’ll say it: kids these days.