‘F*ck Anybody That Think Differently’: Warriors’ Draymond Green Has a Blunt Reply for His Critics

Published 03/25/2021, 1:33 AM EDT
Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) reacts after scoring a basket and being fouled by Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard (0) in the second quarter of Game 2 during the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)


Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had basketball fans divided after making a bold statement a few days ago. During an interview, Green stated he is the best defender of all-time.

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Few players have backed him up on this. And there have been others who are not completely in agreement. But Draymond does not care about what his critics think. On his Instagram story, Draymond shared a fan account post along with a caption, “F*ck anybody that think differently.”

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There are two videos in that post he shared. The first one is where he talks about LeBron James. He says that LeBron was shy to call himself the best for many years and since he did that after the 2016 NBA title win, he has been playing like he is the best of all time.

The next video is a recent one, where Green explains why he says he is the best. It is about the mindset of being the best which helps him to be the best at what he does. The first video is an older interview, that proves this has been Draymond’s mindset for a few years now.

Warriors star Draymond Green does not care

That post on Instagram showed that critics don’t bother Draymond. And he is also not shy to call out his critics, unlike some other players.

When the quote about Draymond calling himself the best defender came up on Twitter, former NBA champion Tony Allen wasn’t pleased. He had a back and forth with Draymond on it on the app later.

A fan tweeted “You got them BIG mad today,” to which Draymond just laughed and had another controversial statement.

He also corrected a fan who termed this conversation “beef” between the two defensive stalwarts.

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Winner of the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, Draymond isn’t the best shot-blocker nor is he the best at steals. He is also not the best perimeter or interior defender.

But he can do all of that at the highest level, and this combined ability is what makes him an all-time great at defense.

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Aaron Mathew is a sports analyst at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Mass Media from Xavier’s College, Aaron has been a part of EssentiallySports since May 2020 where he covers both NBA and NCAA basketball news, and has also covered NBA 2K. In the past, Aaron has worked at the Sports Desk of Mumbai Mirror.

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