Draymond on situation with KD: says they're 'moving forward,' addresses future

Full transcript of Green’s comments on the situation, the idea he’s pushed Durant out the door

Karl Buscheck
November 15, 2018 - 11:00 am

Draymond Green spoke to reporters for the first time since his one-game ban on Thursday morning. Green said he’s spoken with Durant and also addressed the idea that his interactions with the back-to-back Finals MVP have crumbled the dynasty and pushed KD away from Golden State.

“I’m going to speak on this one time and one time only. With what happened a few nights ago, Kevin and I spoke. We’re moving forward. I am — I think there’s no secret that I am an emotional player. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I play with that same emotion.”

“You know, sometimes it gets the best of me, and it doesn’t work to my favor. I’m going to live with that because it works in my favor, to the good, as my resumé speaks and and this team’s resumé speaks more so than it doesn’t.”

“I’m never going to change who I am. I’m going to approach the game the same way I always do, and, like I said, I’m going to continue to move forward.”

“I’ve read a lot about how, ‘Is this the end of the run? Or, is it over? Did I ruin it? Or did I force Kevin to leave?’”

“You know, at the end of the day, as I’ve said before, whatever Kevin decides to do, whatever Klay, whatever who decides to do, we had great years together. And I support everybody, wholeheartedly, 100 percent. Because, as a man, as a human being, you’ve got the right to do what you want to do with your life.”

“So, I would never question that. But, what you must know is nobody in this organization, from a player — not myself, not Kevin, not anybody else — is going to beat us.”

“So, if you’re one of them other 29 teams in this league, you got to beat us. We not going to beat us. We’re going to continue to do what we do. And, I’m sorry if that ruins everybody’s stories. I know everybody’s got a job to do. I apologize for ruining ya’ll’s stories, if it did. You know, but, if this only makes Kevin and myself and the rest of my teammates stronger, that’s what it’s going to do.”

“You think you saw something before? Good luck now. Like, we’re not going to crumble off of an argument. We’re going to move forward.”

“So, that’s all I’ve got to say. Anybody want to talk about basketball, I’m here. If not, stay real.”

Here's Green in his own words, via The Athletic's Anthony Slater:

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