Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has finished serving his five-game suspension, which resulted from him putting Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert in a headlock. Green emphasized his unwavering commitment to supporting his teammates in such situations.
“I don’t live my life with regrets,” Green said. “I’ll come to a teammate’s defense any time that I’m in a position to come to a teammate’s defense. … What matters to me is how the people that I care about feel, first and foremost. How are the people that I care about affected? How are the people I care about, what do they have to deal with? That’s it for me.”
Green mentioned that following discussions with Warriors coach Steve Kerr and general manager Mike Dunleavy, he has decided not to alter his authentic self.
“The consensus amongst all of us is that I’m going to be me no matter what. That’s not going to change,” Green said. “But in saying that, there’s always a better way that something can be done. So it’s figuring out a better way. That’s the consensus among all of us.”
Green also expressed the view that he shouldn’t face ongoing consequences for past mistakes. According to him, the NBA shouldn’t factor in previous incidents when dealing with current and future situations.
“To continue mentioning, ‘Oh, well, he did this in the past,’ I paid for those,” Green said. “I got suspended in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. You can’t keep suspending me for those actions.”
Draymond Green Has No Regrets From Headlock On Rudy Gobert https://t.co/5Iq1XraRlc— RealGM (@RealGM) November 27, 2023