Warriors President Has His Say on Possible Rift With Kevin Durant and Draymond Green

Published 10/11/2021, 3:44 PM EDT


Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green recently got into a bit of a turmoil. In an interview with former teammate Kevin Durant, the veteran spoke against his franchise’s management. Although things could’ve easily spiraled, all’s good in the hood according to the Warriors’ President Bob Myers. He has downplayed the emergence of any rift, and has instead praised the duo for their contributions to GSW.

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It all started when on a podcast, Green and Durant were engaging in a lively chat. During the discussion, both of them questioned a decision that was taken by the Warriors management a couple of years ago. While 33-year-old Durant is now with the Nets, Green is still a key center-forward for Stephen Curry’s side. During his time with Green and co, ‘KD’ averaged close to 26 points. He was a third of the deadly trio comprising of himself, Curry, and Klay Thompson. But what was it that caused the potential stir between the players and the management?

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Bob Myers downplays possible rift with Kevin Durant and Draymond Green

During their chat, Green and Durant recalled a heated on-court incident. At that time, they felt like the Warriors management mishandled and misinterpreted the whole situation. This resulted in Green getting suspended for a game, which he didn’t like. In the interview, they agreed that was a wrong decision on the part of Myers and his men. But this opened up the floodgates. Upon being asked if he had discussed the interview with Green, he reasoned out as to why he hadn’t.

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Contrary to the assumptions, Bob Myers stated that there were no hard feelings. “I can’t get upset about [it], I won’t,” laid out the Warriors’ President of basketball operations. This was a follow-up to Golden State’s Media Day, where he stated that he hadn’t seen the interview. He continued, “Maybe you guys would and that’s your prerogative. But him and Kevin, all the good they’ve done for our franchise way outweighs that.” 

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With these statements, Myers perhaps laid the entire saga to bed. After all, they all have an exciting season to look ahead to. Regardless of what unfolds now, nobody will forget the memories that the golden era of the Warriors left behind for all of us!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a Tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football and table tennis. Sankalp idolises Roger Federer and Stephen Curry, and has an inherent love for statistics.

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