Draymond Green has been on the warpath regarding how basketball is covered in traditional media recently. Green has continually called out analysts and pundits on the things they have said, including right after the Golden State Warriors won their 5th championship with their current core. His 'new media' movement is about actually analyzing the game of basketball, over discussing players and their choices.
Draymond and Kevin Durant have been teammates with the Golden State Warriors and Team USA, and despite their sometimes fraught relationship, the two have a lot of respect for one another. Green has defended KD throughout the saga surrounding his trade request from the Nets. And after watching a recent clip from SportsCenter discussing Durant, he called out the anchor for some comments he made.
"Just watched the anchor on Sportscenter with Nick Fredell discuss KD wanting a trade, and called him emotional… Who are you to call someone emotional? What makes you comfortable? Talk BASKETBALL! Computers got y’all overly comfortable. TNM."
There has been a lot of noise regarding Durant's decision to request a trade from the Nets, and a lot of it has been about his supposed state of mind and the impact on his legacy. This is exactly the kind of coverage Green has had problems with in the past, so a comment from him isn't too out of left field.
While it's a little unfair to expect fans and media to not discuss how they feel about KD requesting a trade, expecting proper analysis isn't a stretch either.
Sports involve a lot of emotion from players as well as fans, but assuming something about a star's emotional state is also not the way to go. It's unlikely that the traditional media will change its approach anytime soon. They know what works, after all. Green's movement might just help steer the conversation more towards basketball territory, though.