“Publicly F*cked It Up”: Draymond Green Opens Up on Controversial Kevin Durant Interview

Published 09/03/2021, 5:30 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Gold medal match – France v United States – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – August 7, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States celebrates after scoring a basket with Draymond Green of the United States REUTERS/Brian Snyder


The 31-year-old power forward, Draymond Green has spent his entire NBA career with the Golden State Warriors. Green was a second-round pick during the 2012 NBA draft and signed a three-year contract with the Warriors.

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He was a part of the ‘Death Lineup’ that became popular from 2014 to 2019. Warriors coach Steve Kerr deployed this lineup, and it boasted the likes of Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, and Kevin Durant. However, it fell apart in 2019 when Durant left the Warriors.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group A – United States v Iran – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 28, 2021. Kevin Durant of the United States celebrates scoring a three pointer with Draymond Green of the United States REUTERS/Brian Snyder

An important member of the ‘Death Lineup’, Kevin Durant spent three seasons at the bay and won two NBA championships. During his last season with the Warriors, he had a heated exchange with Green.

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However, the duo sat down for an interview earlier this month and talked about the incident.

Now, Green has opened up on the ‘Chips’ interview and said that he was ‘tired of the narratives’ about what happened between him and Kevin Durant.

Draymond Green opens up on the ‘Chips’ interview with Kevin Durant

Warriors star Draymond Green recently appeared on Carmelo Anthony’s ‘What’s In Your Glass‘ podcast, where he stated that he “felt it would be great” to address the 2018 incident publicly.

“I felt like it would be great for us to have that conversation publicly because I publicly f*cked it up,” Green said during the podcast.

‘And so, I wanted to have that conversation publicly because people publicly saw it, and they needed to, No. 1, understand that we are brothers and amongst Black men, we can reconcile. We can figure things out. We can talk our problems out and get back to where we need to be, which I think is important for our youth in understanding that.”

He also mentioned that he and Durant are ‘brothers’ and they can ‘reconcile’.

What happened with Durant and Green?

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Kevin Durant and Draymond Green were involved in a heated exchange after the Warriors lost 121-116 against the Clippers in November 2018. The fourth quarter of the game ended 106-106. However, the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, Green had an excellent opportunity to win it for the Warriors in the final few seconds of the game. Green had a turnover with just six seconds left on the clock. However, he failed to utilize the opportunity, and the game went into overtime.

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The Warriors ended up losing the game in overtime. Durant and Green exchanged words before being separated on the bench. But it’s all fine between the duo now and that’s all that matters.

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Abhishek Singh

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