What did Draymond Green say in his podcast after winning the NBA Finals?
Green kept his promise and continued recording his podcast, saying he’d keep releasing episodes “win, lose, draw, hoisting the trophy, putting my ring on my finger, you name it.”
After the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics in Game 6 to win the NBA Finals, Draymond Green got down to business straight away and recorded another podcast.
Green spoke with Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala as well as Gary Payton II.
Green came in for some criticism during the Finals for his podcasting after games, with some claiming he was more focused on that than the actual games.
A reporter asked Green after Game 3 if he gave away trade secrets while he published episodes the day after games with the Celtics, which Green denied.
The 32-year-old kept his promise and continued recording his podcast, saying he’d keep releasing episodes “win, lose, draw, hoisting the trophy, putting my ring on my finger, you name it.”
Green calls out haters, explains ‘the new media’
Green dived in and called out ESPN, who he said gave the Warriors a 20 percent chance to win the Finals.
“Who makes those things? What is their job security like? Because you’re lying to people. Is anyone held accountable these days? Are you crazy? Do you know who you’re dealing with? It’s us. To count us out like that is crazy to me. Where do ya’ll get those numbers from?”
He then fired shots at Fox Sports analyst Nick Wright for saying Steph Curry would never make another Finals, criticising the Andrew Wiggins trade and flopping on his original take.
“Tell us why you thought that. Tell us why this whole series you’ve been yapping and yapping and then all of sudden you want to switch to the Dubs. Tell us why. ‘Cause what’s in question is your basketball knowledge.”
‘Stand on your word’
Green went on to discuss the “new media,” which he said is all about respect, integrity and sticking to your words. Green noted that the “new media” isn’t just athletes making content because some just “start acting like the old media once they become the media.”
“The new media is: A) Stand on your word. We don’t apologize for our word. We don’t flip. You stand on your word — good, bad or indifferent. We stand on that. B) We’re not trying to create controversy.
“I’m not trying to align myself with a guy or two so I can fill some TV slots on the daily and create controversy. Basketball is a beautiful game. If you know the game of basketball, basketball will give you enough to talk about. Problem is all of these people talking about basketball that don’t know basketball. And so what do you do? You chase controversy. The new media, we don’t do that. That’s why you see J.J. Reddick flourish. That’s why you see C.J. McCollum flourish. That’s why you see me flourishing. ‘Cause we don’t do that. We simply talk the game that we know. And embrace it. Teach. That’s what these spots are about.
“We give flowers when flowers are due. We don’t have to try to build a guy up for a week to tear him down next week so I have something to talk about. That’s the new media. Respect. Integrity.
“You got fools like Kendrick Perkins dressing like a clown. Coming up here in a jail suit and then you leave the game early tonight. Stand on your word, brother. You gotta stand on that ‘cause one things for certain I’m going to stand on mine.”