Draymond Green just doesn’t see the logic: How could three straight NBA Finals between Golden State and Cleveland possibly be boring?
Green said people should appreciate the talent and the level of these teams while they can.
“I think it’s a great thing for the league, contrary to popular belief where everyone says it’s boring,” Green said Friday. “I think maybe people just fail to realize that you just have two great teams and don’t appreciate that. Everyone wants to say, ‘Ah, man, this is boring’ and this, that and the other, but you usually don’t appreciate something until you don’t have it anymore. And so, I think maybe there’s just a lack of appreciation for greatness.”
LeBron James called the Warriors a “juggernaut,” and Green said “there’s always a mutual respect.”
It was Green who was suspended for Game 5 of last year’s Finals for a swipe at James’ groin — and Golden State wound up squandering a 3-1 series lead and chance at a repeat title.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob said publicly he wanted another chance at the Cavs because of unfinished business from 2016.
“It was taken, they took it,” Green said. “We want to go take back a championship, that’s just the nature of a competitor and I think that’s the mindset of everyone in this organization to go take back what they took from us.”
Now, the Warriors are 12-0 this postseason, well-rested and riding the momentum of three straight sweeps. The storylines are plenty, including a few fresh ones, such as acting Golden State coach Mike Brown going against the team he coached twice.
“It’s one of those things I have no control over; it is what it is,” said Brown, filling in for the ailing Steve Kerr. “Just kind of take it in stride.”
Celtics star unsure
Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says it’s too early to tell if he needs surgery on his right hip.
The injury knocked the Boston point guard out of the Eastern Conference finals in Game 2 against the Cavaliers.
Thomas said the swelling must go down before there is a decision on how to rehab. He says surgery is “not the No. 1 option right now.”