DRAYMOND Green rose to the defense of Kevin Durant by ripping into his new teammates critics, joined most recently by NBA veteran Paul Pierce.
The outspoken Green went after the Los Angeles Clipper swingman on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) after Pierce criticized Durant for leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the team that beat it in last season’s playoffs.
“I just wonder at what point do they get bored talking about the same thing. You got all these guys talking. Like (Paul) Pierce today, like, dude nobody care what you did or who you did it for,” Green told the San Jose Mercury News.
“Just give it a break. Everybody got something to say and want to take everything he say and twist it. Like, he play with the Warriors. OKC has their team, we have our team. He left there,” he added.
In an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio on Wednesday, Pierce threw a jab at Durant and the current crop of NBA stars and said they were not as 'hungry or competitive' as his generation.
“I could have left Boston years ago but I stuck it out. I just feel like when you’re that close as a competitor, you don’t go join the team that just pushed you out,” he said.
Green retorted with a Silicon Valley analogy.
“Nobody complain when somebody leave Apple and go to Google. As a basketball player, you are the CEO of a business. (Durant) is the CEO of that business. So him going to play basketball for a different team, the CEO decided to leave where he was at and go somewhere else,” he explained.