Draymond Green is fast becoming the villain of the NBA Finals, with Boston Celtics fans growing frustrated with his on-court antics, and perceived over-the-top physicality.
On June 8, when the Celtics defeated the Golden State Warriors 116-100, the TD Garden crowd took the opportunity to let Green have it, and began chanting f*** you throughout the fourth quarter as the Warriors big was fouling out of the game.
— Bri Marie D (@Brimaried) June 9, 2022
Following the game, Green took to his podcast, The Draymond Green show, to discuss his thoughts on the crowd’s antics, and to provide all the fans in attendance with a response.
“F**k you too,” Green said after addressing the chants. In fairness, Green did note how his family is upset as two of his three children were in attendance at the game, but he himself was not upset or angry, noting how he was pleased his son witnessed the environment, and that it would be a learning experience.
Steve Kerr, Klay Thompson Take Shots at Celtics Crowd
Of course, when the whole crowd is taking shots at a player on the court, everybody can hear it – even those around the world watching on television. While Green didn’t remain on the floor, due to fouling out, his teammates did continue to play whilst the crowd was chanting obscenities.
Speaking after the game on June 8, Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr took a moment to clap back at Celtics fans who were in attendance, “The crowd’s response to Draymond? Classy. Very classy,” Kerr told reporters.
However, the Warriors’ head coach wasn’t the only one to share his feelings on the matter, as Klay Thompson provided a similar response when asked about the treatment of Green during the game, “We’ve played in front of rude people before. Dropping f-bombs with children in the crowd. Real classy. Good job, Boston,” Thomspon told reporters.
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