Draymond Green goes off on Paul Pierce and those still harping on Kevin Durant’s decision
Paul Pierce was the latest NBA player to chime in on Kevin Durant joining the Warriors, and to put it frankly, he’s not impressed. Despite the fact that Pierce was once a key part of the modern era’s first super-team when Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen joined him in Boston in 2008, he’s not happy with KD’s willingness to join the rivals that bested him last year. Draymond Green thinks that’s pretty ridiculous. San Jose Mercury News Warriors beat writer Anthony Slater spoke to Green:
I just wonder at what point do they get bored talking about the same thing, – said Green. – You got all these guys talking. Like Pierce today, like, dude, nobody care what you did or who you did it for. Just give it a break.
The great thing about Draymond though is he’s not just a talker. Green is one of the league’s more conscientious outspoken players, and his logic behind Durant’s move is pretty solid:
Nobody talk junk about the CEO who leaves Apple and goes to Google. As a basketball player, you are the CEO of a business. You are a business. Kevin Durant is a big business. He is the CEO of that business. So him going to play basketball for a different team, the CEO decided to leave where he was at and go somewhere else…But there’s so many guys in this league that are so stupid they don’t think like that. They don’t think business-wise. It happens every day in the world. But in basketball it’s a problem.
Green finishes up with the sound argument that players should do what’s best for them and their family. It’s an argument that’s put forth by every old sportswriter in the country despite the fact that most of them have worked for several different newspapers and magazines in their own career.
This Warriors’ season is going to be quite the spectacle. Between the sheer star power, the stats they could possibly put up, and the questions that will arise if they struggle, it’s going to be a circus. We can understand why Green’s already sick of hearing the same questions week after week, but buddy, you’re going to need a bit more patience this season. There’s a lot more where that came from.