The NBA Finals between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat have captivated the entire basketball world. This includes Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green, who had an unexpected takeaway from Game 3 on Wednesday. Green even drew Dubs teammate Stephen Curry into the argument after pointing out one specific facet of the contest that he didn’t like.
According to Draymond, the fact that certain players elect to keep the ball at the end of periods — as happened in Game 3 — is something that would surely irritate the GOAT shooter:
“Guys holding on to the ball at the end of a quarter so they don’t lessen their shooting percentage. And I saw a couple of guys do that [on Wednesday],” Green said. “This is the NBA Playoffs, man. It’s the NBA Finals. Who cares if your shooting percentage drop a little bit? That very thing drives Steph Curry nuts. Steph gonna be very upset if you just holding the ball and not shoot.”
Green then explained how a made shot at the end of a quarter may greatly change the flow of a game, especially as the game enters the fourth quarter. He didn’t name names — though he did bring Steph Curry into the argument — but it’s evident that the Warriors veteran doesn’t appreciate players trying to boost their stats, especially on the biggest stage of all.