When Kevin Durant left one of the most coveted teams in one of the most watched Basketball leagues around the world, many speculations came up. Many pointed towards the spat on the bench between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant during a match against Los Angeles Clippers last year. The reason is still unknown though.
Most recently Green opened up about Durant in an interview with ESPN. The duo won two championships together and Green said that their time together with the Golden State Warriors was a ‘major success.’
“I actually talked to K (Kevin Durant) yesterday,” Green said to ESPN’s Rachel Nichols. “That’s my brother. If someone would have told me, ‘Man, Kevin Durant’s gonna come to the Warriors and you guys are going to win two championships and then have a shot at winning a third, would you take that?’ In a heartbeat. That was a major success.”
As regulation comes to an end during Warriors vs Clippers a heated exchange between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant ensued on the bench with Klay Thompson playing peacemaker. pic.twitter.com/Za7IrmqOJ2
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Green also said that he had no idea about Durant leaving for Nets and there was also no need for him to know.
“I found out that he was picking Brooklyn when everybody else found out, which is exactly how it should be,” he said.
“He don’t owe it to me to tell me before everybody else,” Draymond continued. “We did what we had to do. The thing that people forget about in this league is this is our lives. I’m not about to go to Kevin Durant and say, ‘Hey Kevin, can I get my fiancé pregnant?’ But that’s my life. I’m sorry but that’s my life.
“Am I supposed to come to you and A) Let you know that that’s what I wanna do? Or B) Ask you for permission? No. So I found out when everybody else found out, which is exactly how it should be.”
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Draymond Green and Kevin Durant-
The relationship between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant hasn’t been considered as one of the best as the duo were seen in a spat on more than one occasion. Both the players have been truly exceptional, and boast of a record which many would be proud of achieving in their whole career.
Green is a three-time NBA champion, and a three-time NBA All-Star apart frombeing the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2017, while Durant has won two NBA championships, an NBA Most Valuable Player Award, two Finals MVP Awards and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award Durant is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist.