Draymond Green: I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland

Doug Mendoza
June 11, 2017

But here's what happened. It was unnecessary for the Jumbotron at Quicken Loans Arena to display a University of MI logo or a picture of Big Ben while Green received what the crowd believed to be his second technical foul in the third quarter - the "Draymond sucks" chant was already loud and clear.

A year ago around this time, the Golden State Warriors had the opportunity to close out the NBA Finals on their home floor in Game 5, but #Draymond Green did not participate in that game because he was suspended one game for his inappropriate behavior in Game 4.

This is eerily familiar territory.

But Green was almost ejected from Game 4 Friday after being charged with two technical fouls.

Babers-Green took to Twitter on Thursday to assure everyone that she was fine and that the banter was just harmless trash talk.

"It's insane to think that he thought that was my second technical foul and that I would get a technical foul for that", Green said.

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"We like the fact that we can correct a lot of things going into Game 5 and just put a better foot forward, especially in that first quarter and not lose the game right there", Curry said. Game 4 was their chance to end it early, to become the first team in league history to finish 16-0 and avoid all the familiar 3-1 noise that will ramp up over these next few days. He's an National Basketball Association champion (on his way to a second title), two-time All-Star and one of the NBA's best defensive players. Nevertheless, that expression earned him his second technical foul. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots past Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson (13) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017. They hit all those 3s and we never felt we were out of the game. Angry, in-your-face discussions. Hard, physical play.

That sequence came late in the first quarter, after a heat-check three attempt from LeBron James wedged itself between the rim and backboard, necessitating a jump ball at mid-court. This was Game 4 of the NBA Finals - again.

Even more importantly than text messages and Instagram posts, Green's style of play might resonant the most with young players. It probably will take another gargantuan performance from James and Irvings in Game 5 to keep the series going.

Green told Lowe that he's "99 percent sure" that the Warriors wouldn't have gotten Durant if they had won the championship last season. I don't know. If you're going to separate them, separate them.

But amid swirling rumors that there was serious interest between both parties last season, Draymond Green got things started nearly immediately after the season ended.

The Warriors will have to come back to Cleveland at least one more time before its all said and done. It got out of hand a little bit, and the third quarter it seemed like the game was stopping every time. "So I'll just leave that at that".

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