Draymond Green has never been one that shies away from speaking his mind, and he certainly wasn’t taking Kevin Durant‘s excuse for leaving Golden State.
Everyone knew something wasn’t right with the Golden State Warriors last season. Their immense levels of talent made any rift really not matter because they were still going to be far better than their opponent.
The beef could’ve been there, and fans wouldn’t ever have truly known outside of a few moments.
That’s why all this information between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green and even the media is coming out now. Some blamed the media for Durant’s exodus. However, Green says there’s no way he’s to blame for Durant leaving, and he was adamant about it.
He’s not wrong.
Green is a great player — he’s a three-time All-Star and three-time NBA Champion. But, he’s no Kevin Durant, and he even notes that. That said, Green knows the front office would’ve traded him if Durant wanted to stay but wanted Green off the team.
Here Green explaining his side of the story.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been learning more and more about why Kevin Durant decided to leave. Did he not feel at home? Did he not feel like he was ever going to be the center of attention with Stephen Curry on the roster?
There could be many reasons.
Green just isn’t buying that he’s fully to blame, as some people are saying. After a midseason rift between Green and Durant became vocal on the bench and in the locker room after a loss to the Clippers, many thought that could’ve been the last straw.
If the team had managed to win the 2019 NBA Finals, everything would’ve been different. Durant may have been happier in the Bay Area, and who knows if he would’ve accepted a max contract with the Warriors then.
What’s done is done, but it could’ve been different. But, there’s no denying Green has a fair point. Because if Durant wanted him out, Green would’ve been on a different team.