Golden State Warriors Forward Draymond Green has been making headlines for the past week regarding his comments on the Cleveland Cavaliers’’ recent wins.
During a segment of his podcast, the NBA star claimed he didn’t find the victories against the Pacers or the Spurs to be impressive on the Cavs’ part.
“I just watched San Antonio-Houston. I like to watch good basketball. When you watch Cleveland play, you’re only watching one side of the good basketball. That’s kind of weak,” said Green to Daniel Mano of the Mercury News.
But Richard Jefferson of the Cavaliers had something to say about that on his own podcast:
Richard Jefferson calls out Draymond Green for criticism about Cavs opponents. Says Warriors haven’t played vs. tough competition, either. pic.twitter.com/7GOVtnLMTr
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) May 11, 2017
Once the media got a hold of the news, things went left fast and Green angrily explained to reporters where his views stemmed from. He denies having shaded the Cavs and actually complimented them for a game well played.
“You think I care who Cleveland plays? Or how the other team plays? But I am a basketball fan, and I know what I want to watch as a basketball fan.”
With upcoming conference finals, Green and Jefferson are expected face each other soon enough amidst this showdown.
What we do know is that the Cavaliers will face either the Boston Celtics or Washington Wizards, while the Warriors are scheduled to take on the San Antonio Spurs or Houston Rockets.