Draymond Green: ‘I’ll Cross Any Line to Win’

Bryan Brandom
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During the Golden State Warriors' dramatic Western Conference Finals comeback against the Oklahoma City Thunder, it seemed Draymond Green would do just about anything to win.

The Dubs' starting power forward, who did everything from kicking Steven Adams in the nuts to kicking Russell Westbrook in the face to tripping Enes Kanter, doesn't deny it.

From the Orange County Register:

“There is no ‘too far’ for him,” Travis Walton, one of Green’s former Michigan State teammates, said.

Green agrees.

“Absolutely not,” he said defiantly. “I’ll cross any line to win.”

In fact, his desire to win is so strong, his teammates say it's not worth letting him play a game of credit card roulette to determine who foots a big dinner check.

“He’s very vocal. His emotions are very visible,” said Warriors center Festus Ezeli. “… He’s like that all the time. When he wins, when he loses, he’s a loud guy.”

Golden State forward Harrison Barnes agrees.

“I think the off switch was broken a long time ago,” Barnes said. “We’ve given up on trying to find it.”

Green, the Warriors' do-it-all All-Star, struggled against the length of Oklahoma City and the strength of Adams, shooting just 35.4 percent from the field for 11.3 points and 2.9 turnovers per game.

“That was the first time I think everything that was going on actually got to him,” Walton said. “… He played timid. He wasn’t screaming or hollering.”

But he's bounced back so far in the early going against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

In two Warriors blowouts in the NBA Finals, Green is shooting 51.6 percent from the field (50 from three) for 22 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2.5 steals per game.

“I hate to lose more than I like to win,” he said. “Losing bothers me more than winning satisfies me.”

 

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