Of all the teams in the NBA, the Warriors appear to have the most fun. The threes from Curry and Klay, the ridiculous passing and that small-ball death lineup are all reasons that Golden State's players are almost always all-smiles.
But just like with any team, things are not always perfect behind the scenes. In an ESPN piece entitled “Golden State's Draymond Green Problem,” a story is told about a halftime locker room incident between Green and Steve Kerr that reportedly took place in Oklahoma City on Feb. 27.
IT'S FEB. 27 in Oklahoma City, during halftime of a nationally televised game, and Green is losing his holy mind. Inside the visitors locker room, he's hollering “I am not a robot!” at Kerr. When Kerr tells him to sit down, Green screams, “Motherf—er, come sit me down!” When he goes after Kerr, his teammates, including Curry and Thompson, step in to stave off disaster.
Minutes later, in her report following halftime, ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters will recite a portion of Green's explosion: “I am not a robot! I know I can play! You have me messed up right now! If you don't want me to shoot, I won't shoot the rest of the game!”
Kerr downplayed the incident later, but there are many more tales of the Warriors having to navigate Green's personality. And, let's not forget that his suspension for Game 5 of the Finals helped open the door for the Cavaliers to come back from 3-1 down to take what probably should have been Golden State's second consecutive title.