After the Warriors’ 121-94 Game 4 win on Sunday, Draymond Green was asked on a post game interview by a reporter if there were connection between the Golden State Warriors’ outstanding three-point performance against the Rockets and the Houston flooding.
However, the conversation did not went as expected by the reporter, instead, Green got mad and said that he was not giving the controversial statement wanted by the reporter and adding that he felt sorry for the people of Houston.
Here is video of the post game interview of Draymond Green:
“Brother, you asked me about the flood in practice the other day and I said I pray for the city of Houston, because you don’t want to see anyone go through that. I feel like you keep trying to get at like us hitting 3s or something and you’re trying to get a controversial statement out of me, but you’re not because I feel sorry for the people of Houston.”
“People are losing their homes, losing their cars, losing their lives, losing loved ones and you’re trying to get a controversial statement out of me about the 3s we’re hitting. I know what you’re getting at, but you’re not getting that out of me. It sucks. If I was from Houston, I’d do anything I can to help the city out, and I’m sure some of those guys are going to do what they can to help the city out.”
“You saw a donation the other night. It sucks. Stop trying to do that. That’s not cool, man. You keep asking me the same question about this flood. These people are losing their lives, bruh. Losing their homes. Don’t ask me that no more, because it ain’t cool and you’re not getting the statement you want out of me. That’s not cool, man. Stop doing that.”
On a report at The Washington Post, Green said that it was the same reporter that asked a version of the flooding question in Warriors’ practice.
Draymond Green, who was known to be a player with a strong personality inside the court, had shown his soft side after giving sympathy to the victims of Houston flood instead of getting carried by their win against the Houston Rockets.
It should be a lesson to all reporter who do not think first before asking such a sensitive question that may mislead the public. They should know their limitations on throwing questions that could end up to a certain known personality being hated by the people.
In this incident, one thing is for sure, Draymond Green won the respect of every Houston citizens.
Video courtesy: Youtube/Joe Farris