Strength In Numbers? Not So Much

When the marketing department of the Golden State Warriors came up with the slogan Strength In Numbers it was a seamless fit. The Warriors synergy was a socialist’s fantasy, each man as valuable as the next. Absent an upper or lower class, as a whole the Warriors were no greater than the sum of their…

More Valuable: Kawhi or Draymond?

Three years ago, Kawhi Leonard beat out Draymond Green to win Defensive Player of the Year. But Draymond Green won the NBA championship.  In 2015-16, Kawhi Leonard won Defensive Player of the Year again. But history didn’t repeat itself. Draymond Green lost the NBA championship.  Last June, Dray pulled off the doube-double: a title and…

Draymond vs. Rodman Would Have Been Epic

A handful of players whose on-court impact simply can’t be expressed through statistics have made their mark in the NBA.  Dennis Rodman and Draymond Green come to mind. Both have been part of dynamic team legacies, the championship Bulls for Rodman and the dynamic Warriors for Green. Both have won Defensive Player of the Year…

Draymond Inside and Outside

Draymond Green’s offensive versatility, his ability to sustain and move the Warriors offense from all areas of the floor, particularly the paint and while driving, is frequently applauded. It’s a bounce pass to Klay Thompson. It’s a chest pass to Kevin Durant. It’s a dribble drive and dish to Steph on the elbow. His triple…

Draymond Not Giving Paul Pierce Retirement Love

In the summer of 2017 Paul Pierce is going to sign a one day contract with the Boston Celtics and then retire. As a member of  the Celtics, Pierce played in 1,109 games. He scored 21.8 points, pulled down 6.0 rebounds and shot 44.7% and 37.0% from three. The Oakland, California native and Inglewood High…

It’s Okay To Grow Up (Draymond Green)

Draymond Green reached a plea deal with East Lansing prosecutors. He’ll pay a fine, avoid jail time, and have his misdemeanor assault and battery charge expunged. Green said all the right things following the conclusion of a case where there wasn’t much witness evidence that Green was, in fact, guilty of a crime. And yet…

Draymond Green: You Loved, You Hated

Draymond Green, the emotional leader of the Warriors, will be off the court on Monday night because of a suspension. Green’s absence, the consequence of flagrant foul accumulation, couldn’t come at a worse time. The Warriors are trying to wrap up a title. Without Green, it is much harder to eliminate LeBron James and the…

With Draymond Out, It’s a Fair Fight

The best thing that happened to the Cleveland Cavaliers was the suspension of Draymond Green. The league assessed Green a flagrant  foul for a retaliatory response to LeBron James, who pushed Green and then stepped over him. Green has passed the allotted number of flagrant fouls and was suspended, after accumulating four flagrant foul points.…

Draymond Green Doing Too Much May Change Everything

Draymond Green, the emotional and spiritual leader of the Golden State Warriors, may find himself in a hotel room watching his team compete in a pivotal game four in Oklahoma City when the Thunder try to control the series against the defending NBA champions and go up 3-1. If Green is suspended- the consensus is…

Draymond Green Is Not A Quitter

Is the pressure finally seeping into the Warriors bubble? For most of this historic season, they have done an expert job of drawing a line between themselves and everyone else by staying in their lane even when the social world has tried to tar and feather them as so-so champions who are lucky to be…