Draymond Green is one of our favorite basketball players. We loved him at Michigan State and couldn’t understand why he fell so far when he was drafted.
Golden State took him in the second round of the 2012 draft with the 35th pick. Among the players taken ahead of him: Terrence Ross, Austin Rivers, Kendall Marshall, Andrew Nicholson, Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo.
He’s a wonderful player and competitor.
That said, he can be a little over the top and NBA referees know it. So when he got a technical in Thursday’s game against RJ Barrett and the New York Knicks, it wasn’t a big surprise.
That was a surprise.
Among his other talents, Green is a leader and a guy who is happy to take young talent under his wing and he’s been doing that for rookie James Wiseman.
He was yelling at Wiseman and the referees apparently misunderstood and called him for a second T, meaning that Green’s game ended before halftime.
We’re sure he didn’t find it funny, but the rest of the basketball world probably will.