Draymond Green's Thoughts (Or Lack Thereof) On Gregg Popovich's Criticism Of ZaZa Pachulia Spoke Volumes
I don't want to get into the long of this debate, but as far as the short of it goes? I think that if you want to die on the hill that ZaZa Pachulia's closeout differed from the rest of his career in being clean then you're either a sucker or you used WebMD to diagnose him with lower body Tourette's Syndrome. I'm not saying it was a schemed and plotted attack against the ankle of Kawhi Leonard, but that extra step was just as dangerous as it was completely unnecessary. To think otherwise would be to drastically underrate the athletic ability of NBA players.
But hey, you don't have to take my word for it. Hell, you don't even have to take the most accomplished, respected coach in the sport at his word either. After all, Gregg Popovich allowed Bruce Bowen to engage in similar antics a decade before they were anywhere near being legislated properly so what the fuck does he know? Plus, it doesn't stand to reason to get a biased opinion when the shockingly dumbstruck reaction to that biased opinion is so much more incriminating.
I may be looking too far into this, but when is the last time you remember Draymond Green taking criticism that is directed towards the Warriors in stride? The guy in that video who somehow developed the never before seen ability to speak in a hushed tone is the same guy that has loudly excused multiple acts of violence against the scrotums of opposing players. Yup, the same one that acted as Kevin Durant's spokesperson when the general public was wondering why he took made a quick left down Easy Street in search of championship. You mean to tell me that very same dude couldn't muster up a two sentence defense for a scathing indictment of his scumbag of a teammate if he thought it was unfair? I would never speak for Draymond Green because he does enough of that for himself, and that's why him going mum on the word in response to a question about a play that was already widely considered dirty may as well have slung mud on it.