I'm not here to judge what an outspoken, undersized center that has easily outperformed his draft slot uses as motivation. If Draymond Green needs to take it personal when one of the most young, exciting players in the entire NBA calls him "one of the best defenders in the league" then that's what he has to do. His self-inspirational tactics have worked pretty well for him thus far so who am I to question his nonsensical use of praise as bulletin board material? If having the respect of his less-accomplished peers is what makes the fire burn brighter in his belly then he should respond to compliments with rage - no matter how ridiculously ass-backwards that seems.
What I can't let slide is him telling literally anyone to "keep it to yourself" when he's never once thought about doing the same. I didn't even want to write this because I have already grown tired of talking about Draymond Green this season, and that's solely because he can't keep anything to himself. His opinions, his bitching, his motherfucking feet - I can't name a single goddamn thing that he has kept to himself, and that includes his thoughts on the completely harmless comments made by a competitor while answering someone else's question about him. It took everything in my power for this blog not to ever-so-eloquently read "SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY!" in size 98 font, because the guy whining about someone fulfilling their media obligation has become too insufferable for articulate discourse. Draymond Green actively seeks things to get mad about more diligently than a PMSing high school girlfriend whose favorite perfume was recently discontinued. That wouldn't be nearly as annoying if he internalized that anger, or - ya know - kept it to his fucking self.
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