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Draymond Green Fires Back At Twitter Haters

(via CBS Sports)

(via CBS Sports)

Draymond Green has been facing a lot of criticism over the past couple of seasons because of his averages. The average fan is unfazed by his offensive regression and how he's failed to crack double-digits in scoring more often than not, ignoring all the things he brings to the table.

Then again, he's not too worried about that. Even if other players - like Tony Allen - fire at him for his remarks and his belief in being the best defender in the world, he recently said that he's just not going to engage in debates on Twitter:

“Probably because I speak up more than they ever felt they could. Some people allow themselves to be muzzled, and I don’t. I think a lot of people envy that. So, that’s their business (...) I don’t think I'm going to be a guy that sits on Twitter and responds to stuff current players say. That’s usually guys who didn’t quite accomplish in basketball what they know that they could accomplish,” Green told ClutchPoints.

Green added that he feels pretty good with the way things have unfolded for him and what he's achieved throughout his career and that, unlike other players, he did win an NBA championship and the Defensive Player of the Year award, and that's maybe why they want to take swipe at him and his comments:

“So, outwardly, it’s like yeah, I feel good about my career, I feel good about what I brought to the table, but they don’t feel great about how their career ended... maybe they didn’t win a championship. Some of these guys didn’t win a Defensive Player of the Year trophy. Whatever that thing is… They take that feeling of emptiness, and they let it out on Twitter,” Green added.

Green also said that he's not going to change the way he plays because that's just how he was taught to approach basketball, so he's going to keep on bringing that fire every single night:

“Coaches told you since elementary leave it all on the floor. Because once it’s gone, it’s gone because that sh*t is gone now… I hope retirement is great, though,” he concluded.

Draymond Green may not be the best defender of all time as he says but he's one of the most versatile and fiery ever. Also, his basketball IQ and playmaking helped pave the way for one of the most dominant dynasties in basketball history. So yeah, he definitely deserves his flowers.