Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green Wants Basketball Played 'Tougher'

By Connor Muldowney
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

“There’s no crying in basketball.”

That’s the mantra that Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors wished everyone in the NBA followed. Green averages 3.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and has been a presence off the bench, but his shooting has been sub-par this season.

The rookie forward has been known for his tough play and never-give-up attitude. The former Michigan State star took to Twitter after a 119-98 loss to Oklahoma City to declare his disgust for the style of play nowadays:

“If last night is what y’all people consider a dirty play nowadays we might as well change the name to powder puff basketball.”

Green was probably referring to the team’s previous game in which he was ejected for a hard foul against Houston’s Patrick Beverley that helped stop the Rockets from breaking the NBA’s three-point record against them.

Green has had a few run-ins with officials this season as he is trying to adjust his emotional play from college to the professional ranks.

Later, after his first tweet about NBA toughness, Green went on to say:

“Last time I checked this wasn’t a pretty boy game.”

Obviously, he will be asked by the Warriors franchise to take the tweets down in order to avoid any sort of penalty or fine– and on a rookie wage like his, a fine is the last thing he needs.

Green later clarified that his tweet was not about their game against the Rockets. No matter which game he was talking about, Green needs to watch what he says because he can’t get away with that kind of talk in the NBA like he did in college.


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