What Does Draymond Green Think About The Warriors Chances Of Advancing To The NBA Finals? "Book it."
TheBigLead- The Golden State Warriors lost Game 5, yet gained a great deal of confidence. They seem certain that, despite falling into a 3-2 hole, they’re headed to the NBA Finals.
“We still winning this,” Draymond Green told The Athletic after Friday’s 98-94 loss to the Houston Rockets. “Book it.”
Guaranteeing victory has become the lamest, most overdone, and consequence-less practice that currently exists in professional sports. That goes ten-fold for doing so while playing from the position of the heavy favorite as a member of one of the most talented teams in the history of sports. Draymond Green preemptively announcing the "booking" of the Warriors' potential advancement to their 4th straight NBA Finals ahead of time is laughable not only because most still believe that's where they are headed regardless of unofficial reservation, but also because the person who put that path in immediate jeopardy left last night's game with a hamstring injury that's at least keeping him sidelined for one more game...
All that being said, I can still see why he did it. You're not going to not exude confidence in a group that has four All Stars in its starting lineup. You're not going to not think the first bit of adversity your organization has faced since the addition of yet another transcendent talent is too much to handle, and even if you did then you'd be an idiot to put it in words. You're not going to not continue to be obnoxiously loud and proud when that, as well as testicular trauma, has become your status quo when things are going well for your team. If Draymond Green answered humbly in hushed tones there would me more reason to doubt Golden State than there is now that he showed zero signs of deviating from his off-the-court norm. Therefore, I get why he said what he said.
I just hope he put his priorities in order first. You see, to make sure those words don't end up empty, there are quite a few appointments that should take precedence to the booking of a Game 7 victory in Houston. For one, he should probably meet with his lawyer to discuss the copyright issues after having his likeness put in a compromising position while plastered on a poster...
Perhaps his trainer is also available for the scheduling of a calisthenics workout so he doesn't end up forcibly jamming two guaranteed points, in what ended up being a one possession loss, into the front of the rim...
Last, but definitely not least, I'd imagine the Oakland Raiders are also awaiting his call, as their JUGS machine could be invaluable in the avoidance of another embarrassing display of clumsiness. After all, there is no more margin for error, so fumbling away a final possession could prove fatal to his forecast...
Again, him being brash and boastful can only be good news for the Warriors going forward, but if putting together an itinerary for a comeback is his prerogative than he's better off carving out a couple time slots for things other than merely speaking it into existence. He'd be a fool not to believe that...