“Hire that Man to Follow the Team”: Draymond Green Fires Up from Courtside Banter as Warriors Fans Rejoice

Published 01/19/2023, 11:50 AM EST
Dec 2, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green (23) high fives point guard Stephen Curry (30) after a play against the Chicago Bulls during the third quarter at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors have had a shaky season from the start. They gained momentum at the later stages of the year, but currently are still struggling to find their feet. Stephen Curry returned to the squad a week ago but couldn’t live up to his standards until Monday night. The four-time NBA Champion delivered a stellar performance alongside his confidant and fellow superstar who had a different motivation than others. A motivation which was a reason for fans’ excitement all around Twitter.

Draymond Green switched gears in the middle of the game because of a fan sledging the superstar. Green was ultimately happy with the encounter because it motivated him to perform better.

Twitterverse loved Draymond Green performing on the back of trash-talking fans


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The Warriors are having a dodgy season, but they are surely enjoying themselves. Their win against the Washington Wizards was a testament to that. 

Green got a lot of trash-talk from a fan sitting courtside. The trash talk didn’t fulfill its intent as the Warriors no. 23 went on to produce a stellar performance only to excite fans.

Here are some of the reactions

In the post game interview, Green had nothing but good to say about the fan who irked him. 

“I appreciate it because I had nothing.” Said Green. He further added, “I had nothing going, I couldn’t find it, wasn’t about to find it, and then shout out to them — there were two of them. He got me going, so I appreciate those guys.


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Although Green ended up with 17 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds, he wasn’t the star of the show. Stephen Curry stole the match away from the Washington side as he dropped 41 pts. 


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Stephen Curry returning from a shoulder injury could finally bring the Dubs back on track

The baby-faced assassin’s injury in the middle of December 2022 was a shock to the squad, but they handled it well. They won quite a few matches without him before squandering opportunities again. Curry returned against the Suns with a loss.

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Curry before his injury had been delivering stunning performances, and even dropped 50 pts even on a losing side. The Warriors superstar has since found his form and the Dubs would be looking to clinch a playoff position.



Shankha Shuvra Das

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Shankha Shuvra Das is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Economics and has extensive experience in freelance content creation, especially in the field of technology. Shankha's passion for covering the sport of basketball stems from his love for the NBA, which he has been following closely for several years now.

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