One of the fundamental keys to success for the Golden State Warrior over the past decade has been the closeness of their core group.
Through thick and thin, despite various trials and tribulations, they have stuck together no matter what.
Which is what made a recent admission by Warriors star Draymond Green so fascinating.
During a conversation with ESPN NBA broadcaster Malika Andrews this week, Green opened up at length regarding the status of his relationship with teammate Stephen Curry.
“If I had to put a year on it like 2017, 2018, he really starts to understand, ‘Wow, I am that good. I am that guy.’ And in 2020, it’s like, ‘Okay, now I’m unstoppable.’”
Draymond Green on Steph Curry’s evolution, Klay Thompson’s journey back the court and more. pic.twitter.com/1s8lI9ghwH
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 2, 2022
“I think we’ve changed a lot,” he said. “I think number one, the most importantly, we’re in totally, totally different places in our lives. When I look back at us during that time, we all hung together a lot more. We were just around each other. We don’t hang together very much at all anymore now.
“Why? We have children, families, and that takes up all your time when you’re not here. But our bond is no different than it was when we hung together like that, and I think it’s in large part due to the foundation that we built.”
Green’s comment obviously makes total sense. They’re all family men now. Anyone who is 30 or older understands that there’s less time to just hang out what you have familial obligations.
It’s also unsurprising that he is the one delivering it.
The video speaks for itself. https://t.co/9cpZ1oqPZ6
— Game 7 (@game7__) June 3, 2022
This is just par for the course.
Will Green be able to help lead the Warriors past the Boston Celtics in this year’s NBA Finals?
Time will tell.