Draymond Green is one of the pillars of the Golden State Warriors. He conducts his own podcast called “The Draymond Green Show”. Green has always been quite open about voicing or discussing any issues in the NBA and outside it.
Patrick Beverley and Chris Paul have had an ongoing feud for years. This is no surprise as they each have the most crafty offense or tenacious defense in the league. Cp3 has averaged efficient numbers through dubious methods, while Pat Bev plays unnecessarily aggressive.
Luka Doncic and the Mavs eliminated Cp3 and the Suns. Patrick Beverly seized the opportunity and took shots at Chris Paul. Draymond Green reacted to these comments later.
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Surprisingly, Draymond Green isn’t against Patrick Beverly
NBA players support each other. Additionally, they understand why some players behave the way they do. They are relatively uninfluenced by the media in the context of other players.
Patrick Beverly said that Chris Paul does not play defense. Additionally, he always gets favorable calls when he himself would have fouled out in the same situation. Finally, he called The Point God a cone and says he’s as good as one when it comes to playing defense.
To put things simply, Draymond did not choose to attack Patrick Beverly for his comments. Green knows better than anyone that there is a thin line between being critical and disrespecting someone. He knew that what Beverly said would be held against him.
He was asked what he thought about what Pat Bev had said about Chris Paul. Draymond said the following.
” I think he’s making some very legit points…if you watch what he said.., I think that’s marred a bit by his comments on Chris Paul.. because once he made the comments that became the headlines and news, and at that point, everyone just started discrediting everything he said“.
Green explained how he respected Pat Bev for standing by what he said. One must wonder how much truth there is to Beverly’s statements. Is it really as easy to get past the point guard as it is a cone? The answer must clearly be no. From that perspective, Beverly was somewhat wrong for this clearly inaccurate comparison.