Draymond Green ticked a lot of Cleveland Cavaliers fans off after Game 4 when he said, “they don’t seem to be the sharpest people around”.
Green was asked about those comments during his media availability Sunday, and he was in no mood to be questioned about his words.
“I didn’t bash them”. “When I say something, I’ve thought about what I’m going to say before I say it”.
“Absolutely not. Because everything I say, I know what I’m saying”.
Green’s animated postgame talk was no surprise, given he’d found himself the center of attention in the third quarter, when he appeared to be ejected for his second technical foul of the game. “But they played “Hit the Road, Jack” and I didn’t have to hit the road, so I didn’t think that was that sharp”. We later learned that the first half technical was called on Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr.
Given the opportunity to walk back his comments about Clevelanders not being that “sharp”, Draymond Green doubled down on his comments. “That’s it? Ahh, man, I never wanted this to end”.
The Golden State Warriors forward is known for his outspoken nature and tendency to ruffle feathers.
“I don’t pay much attention to people in Cleveland, honestly”, Green told reporters.
Then he dropped the line about the fans not being the “sharpest people around”.
Green is averaging 11.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game in the Finals but has struggled with his shot.
The Golden State Warriors now hold a 3-1 series lead over the defending NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers.