Well, Draymond has never been one to mince words.
Warriors star Draymond Green opened up for an enlightening GQ profile this week in which he wastes no time illustrating the league’s central dilemma, as posed by the Warriors and begrudgingly accepted by the rest of us.
“They didn’t stand a f---ing chance,” Green told GQ, 10 days after winning last season’s title. “It pissed me off we didn’t sweep them, though.”
He is not wrong. From the story:
“It’s so funny sitting back and watching this s---,” he starts, before pausing to pull his phone out of his jeans, looking through the Golden State Warriors’ group chat. (The team has one, and the Hampton Five—Green, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and Kevin Durant, the five guys that were in the Hamptons in the summer of 2016 to recruit KD—has another.) He wants to relay something that Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey had said in an interview, reacting to the Warriors' title. The team had texted it to each other: “They are not unbeatable. There have been bigger upsets in sports history. We are going to keep improving our roster. We are used to long odds. If Golden State makes the odds longer, we might up our risk profile and get even more aggressive. We have something up our sleeve.”
Then he pauses, scoffing at Morey’s comments.
“What the f--- are you talking about?” he says to me. “They are really trying to rethink their whole strategy”—here he bumps a table repeatedly with his hand for emphasis, getting excited—“because teams know they don’t have a f---ing clue.”
The NBA season begins on Tuesday.