Warriors’ Draymond Green unfiltered about Russell Westbrook fan incident


HOUSTON — Perhaps at some point, Draymond Green and Russell Westbrook will exchange some sharp words when the Warriors (46-21) visit the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-27) on Saturday. Those two players often consider that development both inevitable and necessary to fuel their competitive juices.

As far as fans exerting that same behavior, though? Green found it completely unacceptable for a Utah Jazz fan to yell reportedly offensive and racist language toward Westbrook in a game earlier this week. Throughout his seven-year NBA career, Green reported experiencing similar exchanges with other fans “often” and “a lot.”

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“It’s just the nature of what we do. I guess. But I don’t really understand why grown men get off on going to somebody else’s job and saying [BS],” Green said following practice at the University of Houston on Friday. “I guess that’s their way of letting out their frustration in your life. It’s kind of stupid to me.”

Green also finds it kind of stupid on how the NBA handles these incidents. The NBA may have supported the Utah Jazz’s immediate decision to ban the fan to all future Jazz home games and other events for what the organization called “excessive and derogatory verbal abuse.” But the NBA also fined Westbrook $25,000 for “directing profanity and threatening language to a fan.”

“Our penalties get worse. If I’m like somebody that is probably not as happy with my life and I got an opportunity with where I’m going and go someone’s place of employment and I say something crazy, and they say something back and they lose money, misery loves company,” Green said. “The longer our penalties are raised and …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports

      

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