Draymond Green Has Message for Patrick Beverley After Postgame Meltdown

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, infamously known for his own on-court antics, shared a message to Patrick Beverley on his podcast in light of Thursday night's controversies surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks guard.

"Pat, you can't keep having these moments, man, at the end of these losses," Green said on The Draymond Green Show. "You starting to look like the kid that's going to grab the ball and say, 'I'm going home. I can't play. We're outta here. I'm leaving the park, it's my ball.'

"Come on, Pat."

Beverley went viral in the closing minutes of the Bucks' season-ending 120–98 loss to the Indiana Pacers for chucking a basketball at a fan behind Milwaukee's bench—twice.

"It opens up an entirely different can of worms," Green said of Beverley's basketball toss. "[NBA commissioner] Adam [Silver] going to have a problem on his hands with this one. It's about as close as you can get to going in the stands. That is forbidden for us."

After all that, Beverley dug himself in another hole in the Bucks' locker room. He refused to answer a reporter's question because she didn't subscribe to his podcast and asked her to leave the scrum around his locker.

"I actually try to take the complete opposite approach because I am very appreciative of the NBA supporting podcasts the way they do," Green said.

Beverley will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. If the 35-year-old finds a new NBA home the next few months, he likely will serve a suspension for his antics Thursday to begin the season.

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