“Get Him Of My Team”: NBA Twitter Trolls Draymond Green After He Lashes Out at Fans Despite Poor Performance vs Celtics

Published 06/04/2022, 12:39 AM EDT
Apr 27, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) talks with teammates before an inbounds pass against the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter during game five of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Draymond Green had a torrid outing against the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of NBA Finals. He was blown past by Derrick White, Al Horford & Jaylen Brown and recorded a measly 4 points thorough out the match.

Green, who is usually defensively solid, couldn’t prevent a 4th quarter comeback by the Celtics. As the on court leader of the team, he received criticism for his lacklustre performance.

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All of this has led to fans being bitter about Draymond recording his podcast, days before Game 2 of the NBA Finals. His post game comments, too, came off as a bit dismissive of the Celtics’ effort throughout the match.

After that, he posted a combative tweet defending himself. The post basically told people not to police what he is doing with his time because he already did the homework. Still, it is kind of amusing that a player is actually discussing what adjustments they will make in the next game on an open platform. The Celtics might just take notes from that podcast.

Fans, too, have joined in on the fun. They are calling out Green for being a bit too sensitive to criticism. These are some of the choicest reactions from NBA Twitter, where Draymond has certainly taken an “L”:

Draymond Green in Game 1

Green, at this present moment, probably doesn’t need to focus on Twitter trolls but on the match ahead. He had a tough time offensively which is not a surprise. Yet, to see him struggle this badly shows that the Warriors do have a potentially fatal flaw in their plan, in case Steph Curry doesn’t show up. Celtics did exactly that after the 1st quarter.

Jan 3, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after a play against the Miami Heat in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics marked most of the players with their switches and gave some space for Draymond to shoot. But Green was unable to capitalize on this opportunity, By the end of the match, he was 2-12 from the field. Both shots that went in from him were layups.

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He missed all the jump shots he took from any range and his 3 point shooting was no less than atrocious. Draymond missed all 3 free throws he took, too. It is no surprise that Celtics took that chance.

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Defensively, Green got 11 rebounds and 2 steals, yet he must be feeling responsible for the Celtics comeback. If the Warriors need to recover from this setback, Dray needs to be more aggressive offensivel and if he does not do that, then the Warriors are in a world of trouble.

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Aditya Kar

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Aditya Kar is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. A holder of Bachelors and Masters degrees in History, he has been a fan of the NBA since 2011. He has a very keen interest in the stories that define the league and the sport.

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