Draymond Green speaks out after Game 1 Warriors ejection

Draymond Green speaks out after Game 1 Warriors ejection

After an ejection throughout Sunday’s Recreation 1 of the Warriors-Grizzlies collection, Draymond Inexperienced is making an attempt to set the file straight.

In an “emergency” episode of “The Draymond Inexperienced Present” stay from his resort room in Memphis, Inexperienced mentioned the character of his ejection and why he believes that it was solely known as due to his lengthy historical past with ejections.

“I feel (Sunday) was a fame factor extra so than a tough foul,” Inexperienced stated.

The 32-year-old was confused on why he was given a flagrant 2 foul for “I’m not fairly positive for what.”

On Sunday, Inexperienced was ejected for allegedly pulling Brandon Clarke to the ground by his jersey. The ahead claims that he was in reality holding Clarke up by his jersey and within the second, was ready to start out dancing to mock the Grizzlies since he thought they might be those who had been penalized. Nevertheless, realizing his lengthy historical past of ejections, particularly in the course of the postseason, Inexperienced stopped himself.

“As a result of it’s you concerned on this play, you in all probability shouldn’t dance since you in all probability ought to all the time count on the sudden,” he stated.

Inexperienced and the remainder of the Warriors bench had been shocked by the ejection, as they believed it was unjustified.

“If we went by the definition of a flagrant 2 foul, I’m unsure that that play would fairly match the definition of a flagrant foul, I’m unsure if it’ll meet that standards,” Inexperienced stated.

Nevertheless, whereas Inexperienced was not shocked that he was dealt a foul, he was baffled by the truth that this occurred in the course of the playoffs, which ought to enable for a rougher model of basketball.

“The playoffs are somewhat harder and never as smooth because the common season,” Inexperienced stated. “You’ll be able to bump somewhat extra, get away with somewhat extra.”

Draymond Inexperienced was ejected throughout Recreation 1 of the Grizzlies-Warriors collection. AP

Regardless of his disagreement with the decision, Inexperienced emphasised that he believes that he receives extra pointless fouls than different gamers because of his fame. Nonetheless he doesn’t remorse his actions nor has any plans of adjusting the way in which he performs.

“Let me say, reputations are earned — I like my fame. It’s gotten me the place I’m, it’s gotten me three NBA championships, it’s gotten me an NBA Defensive Participant of the Yr award, it’s gotten me 4 All-Stars, it’s made me who I’m within the NBA,” Inexperienced stated.

“Coming from a thirty fifth decide who they stated would by no means play a day within the NBA, right here I’m in 12 months 10 sitting right here in entrance of you, nonetheless taking part in, and also you watch me on the TV display in your front room, you come to video games. So I admire my fame. I’m not one to draw back from it, I do know what it’s and that fame is difficult to earn.”

Earlier than he was tossed, Inexperienced recorded six factors and 4 rebounds with three assists and three steals within the 17 minutes he performed. Golden State eked out an exciting 117-116 win over the Grizzlies; Recreation 2 will happen Tuesday night time.

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