For the second time this season, the Golden State Warriors superstars Draymond Green and Kevin Durant got into a heated argument with each other. Some interpreted it as a bad sign for the team especially with the Playoffs coming up. This resulted to several speculations that Durant would actually leave the squad even before the regular season ends.
During their game over the weekend against the Sacramento Kings, the Warriors suffered their eighth loss, 109-10. Head coach Steve Kerr was ejected in the third quarter and things did not end up really well for the Dubs. Moreover, Green was, of course, frustrated which led him to yelling at Durant during a break.
This was not the first time had an argument over a game. Back in January, the Warriors lost in the hands of the Memphis Grizzlies. Green was again disappointed especially after they blew a 24-point lead in the second half. Down to the last minute of the game, Stephen Curry could have delivered the dagger. However, Durant asked for the ball and wanted an isolation. This sparked the rage of Green, who wanted the team to stick with their pick-and-rolls.
Obviously, these incidents would lead to speculations that Green and Durant are not going along with each other very well. Some even states that the latter might even decide to leave the Bay after his argument with the Michigan State alumnus. Luckily, Green already cleared up the fog via his recent interview with ESPN.
What Really Happened Between Green And Durant
In an interview with Chris Haynes of ESPN, Green shared that him shouting at Kevin Durant was an attempt to “light a fire under” his teammate. He was “trying to use reverse psychology” so he “intentionally and aggressively approached Durant with a bevy of choice of words during a break.” Lastly, Green told the reporter, “It was actually a tactic. But that’s for just to know and for everyone else to figure out.”
Unfortunately, it did not work. Durant only had 10 points at the end of the game on a 2-of-10 field goal shooting. On a good note, everything seems to be fine now. According to Bleacher Report, Durant and Green even watched the Super Bowl LI together. Plus, the Golden State Warriors have the best standings in the NBA, so they should be okay.
How about you? Do you think Kevin Durant will leave the Warriors? Or will he stay for the rest of the season for a championship run? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. Golden State will host the Chicago Bulls next at Oracle Arena Wednesday, February 8 at 10:30 p.m. EST.