Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Warriors star Draymond Green got himself up into a rant after being asked if defensive fundamentals should be recognized in the same degree as "flashy" plays.
According to the defensive juggernaut, the problem is that very few people actually know the game of basketball.
“That would require people to know the game of basketball, and most people don’t,” Draymond Green said. “Wishful thinking. Most people will never learn the game of basketball … They think they know, but yet don’t have a clue. So, it is what it is. I enjoy being one of the not-so-many people that actually know the game and being in that rare category of people who really know what’s going on in the game of basketball, as oppose to watching and thinking they can dissect because they realize who hit a shot.”
Of course, to be able to learn, you've got to be humble enough to admit you don't know anything. At least, according to Draymond.
“In order to learn, you have to understand what you don’t know, and most people don’t understand that they don’t know sh*t, so they’re just f**ked … and that’s just what it would be.
“It’s like a drug addict. The first step to rehab is admitting that you’re a drug addict … When you have all these internet sensations thinking they know the game of basketball — they would then have to admit that they don’t know the game of basketball, and they’re not going to do that,” said Draymond.
Obviously, basketball isn't as simple as it might seem and there are a lot of things people take for granted.
Nevertheless, only a select few will ever scratch the surface. Draymond seems to be one of those.