NBA News: Draymond Green says people will start appreciating greatness of Cavs-Warriors rivalry once it’s over

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors
PHOTOGRAPH: Keith Allison/Flickr | Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green offered some words to the people who blamed his team and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the “boring” NBA Playoffs 2017. Green said that they will only realize the greatness of Warriors-Cavs rivalry once it’s over.

“I mean, I think it’s a great thing for the league, contrary to popular belief where everyone says this is boring,” Green said. “I think maybe people fail to realize that you just have two great teams and don’t appreciate that. Everyone wants to say, ‘This is boring, and this, that and the other.’ But you usually don’t appreciate something until you don’t have it anymore. And so, I think maybe that’s just a lack of appreciation for greatness. But then when you look at a situation, most people have never reached greatness. So maybe there’s just not an understanding of what you’re watching.”

Since losing in the NBA Finals 2016, Draymond Green has been seeking a revenge against the Cavaliers. In October, Green openly stated that he wanted to “destroy” and “annihilate” the Cavs if ever they meet again with a championship on the line. He wouldn’t wait for long before he executes his plan as the Warriors will face the Cavaliers for three consecutive seasons.

Draymond Green on NBA Finals 2017: ‘You’re witnessing greatness’

Since the start of the 2016-17 NBA season, the Cavaliers and the Warriors are already predicted to face in the NBA Finals for the third time. As of now, there is no doubt that the two teams are the best in their respective conferences. With their loaded rosters, they could easily defeat every opponent they face along the way.

With the very predictable NBA Playoffs 2017, some people found it “boring” and blamed the Warriors and the Cavaliers. However, Draymond Green took the opportunity to speak and asked the fans to start appreciating greatness.

“I think you’ve found two great teams, and we’ve played that way. And maybe people don’t appreciate it because of a blowout or because of a sweep. But people might want to be careful, because I think right now, you’re witnessing greatness. Two great teams, great players, and that’s what it is. And like I said, it probably won’t be appreciated until it’s over. So, say, whoever wins this championship. Say we meet again next year. It still won’t be appreciated until we don’t meet again and you realize what you had,” Green said.

Cavs vs Warriors Game 1

Game 1 of the NBA Finals 2017 between the Warriors and the Cavaliers will be on June 1 at the Oracle Arena. So far, the Warriors emerged as the top favorites to win while the Cavs remain as the heavy underdogs. Here is the preview for Game 1:

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