ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Is Draymond Green the Most Hated Player in the NBA?

Updated on May 21, 2018

Draymond Green: Most Hated Player in the NBA?

Hated by Many, Loved by Few

It’s no secret that Draymond Green is one of the best two-way players in the NBA, however; is he also the most hated? During Greens’ career, he’s managed to provoke and frustrate every player that has attempted guard him. While Golden State fans yell praises and words of encouragement his way, many others frown in disgust when hearing his name.

Green was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round in 2012. Since then, Green has vowed to become a man on a mission. Slowly but surely, Green gained stride and became an energetic leader for the Bay Area super team. A determined Green went on to accumulate blocks, steals and points alike to claim his spot at the top. During the 2016-17 season, Green was voted the Defensive Player of the Year. Unworthy opponents hurled insults and made claims against Green’s methods of aggressive basketball. The fact that Draymond Green could block their shot and score before they even knew what happened, was beginning to become a problem.

Draymond Green is the Bay Area Bully

Accidental incidents on the game court got Green labeled as a “dirty player.” During a playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2016, Draymond accidentally kicked Oklahoma star Steven Adams in the groin. Many onlookers argue and insists that the kick was intentional, and Green needed to be ejected from the game. Green, who summarized that his leg extends when he jumps to block the ball or shoot, was fined for the incident. The incident occurred one more time during the same series against Adams in which he was kneed in the groin.

Draymond Proves Talk is Cheap

Draymond Green is confident in his abilities as a basketball player and it’s seemed to rub some players the wrong way. During the recent 2018 playoffs, in which the Warriors faced The Pelicans, Pelicans’ point guard Rajon Rondo got into a shouting match with Draymond, a match that almost turned physical and caused the two to receive technical fouls. On the TNT network later that night, basketball legend Charles Barkley insisted that someone needed to punch Green in the face. Was this based off Greens ability to dominate on the court, or something personal?

Charles Barkley, who’s been a critic of the Golden State franchise and all their players, has mentioned acts of violence directed towards Green on more than one occasion. Charles tends to demoralize and criticize Green while on TV and radio, however; he never sticks to his words when he’s in front of Draymond Green personally. After hearing Barkley’s comments, Draymond assured that Barkley could come see him and say it to his face at any point in time, something that has yet to happen. In a recent interview with Warriors superstar Kevin Durant, Charles attempted a controversial question when asking Durant if Draymond was “annoying”. Kevin Durant responded in the best way possible, he insisted that Charles go ask Draymond for the answer since he was still in the building. As you can guess, Charles never approached Draymond about the answer to his question.

Green is a force to be reckoned with on and off the court. His go hard attitude and pure aggression already has him listed in the record books with some of the greatest NBA players of all time. Although he is unfavored and downright despised by almost every other team, he is loved and considered a role model by Golden State and its loyal fans. Green has matured during the 6 years he’s graced the NBA. He no longer allows players to provoke him into receiving unnecessary technical fouls. He also doesn’t spend his time arguing with the officials that seem to target him because of previous incidents in the past. Green is driven by the hatred he receives from most people, it appears to make him more aggressive and better at what he does, which is play hardcore, dominating, Golden State basketball.

Is Draymond Green a Dirty Player?

See results

© 2018 Jay Mitchell

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)