OKC Thunder: Draymond Green bitterness over Durant departure drips with irony

Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant #35 of the OKC Thunder Thunder (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors and Kevin Durant #35 of the OKC Thunder Thunder (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Draymond Green now understands what it was like for the OKC Thunder before Kevin Durant jumped ship and his bitterness is dripping with irony.

As the NBA World turns, even during a global pandemic, there is no shortage of NBA Drama. Draymond Green ripped into former OKC Thunder star Kevin Durant on Monday evening, with a hint of hypocrisy.

Green spent his evening on the uninterrupted, talking with Maverick Carter, and Paul Rivera. The money quotes from this conversation were, of course, centered around Kevin Durant.

In this clip, one of Draymond Green‘s biggest gripes was the fact that Kevin Durant left a huge elephant in the room, by not addressing his 2019 offseason intentions.

Green noted that he and Klay Thompson made it clear they wanted to return while KD left the situation in limbo. He pointed out Steve Kerr made it known to the team to just “enjoy this year for what it is.” he added Kevin Durant just should’ve said if this was the last dance or not.

One of the All-Star’s biggest complaints was the fact that the media would ask Green, Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and other Warriors about KD’s contract situation. While they fielded questions about KD’s murky future, Green points out “[KD] doesn’t even say (expletive) to the media. If anything [KD] tells them to shut the (expletive) up. Well, I do not tell them to shut the (expletive) up, I want to have a conversation with them.

As Green wrapped up opining about the supposed elephant in the room, I could not help but laugh at the irony littered throughout the clip.

The most obvious point is, despite the bench spats that KD and Draymond got into, the team still reached the NBA Finals and pushed the Raptors to the brink before losing two elite stars in Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant to injuries.

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From an OKC Thunder perspective, it just makes me sit back in my chair, sip my coffee, and laugh. It is rich that this complaint comes from the same man who recruited Kevin Durant during his entire final season in Oklahoma City. The same man who had KD keep that under lock and key until the day he signed in the Bay arena.

If this is truly what Green feels, get in line, buddy. A ton of people have issues with the way Kevin Durant conducts business. How about the fact that everyone within Oklahoma City, and the organization, were convinced KD was returning to Loud City before skipping town for one of the best teams the sport has ever seen?

KD has gotten lambasted each time he leaves a team, and while he deserves the hate he has fielded from Oklahoma City, this seems like an unnecessary shot from a bitter ex-lover.

Everyone within the NBA World knew KD was going to jump ship last season and team up with Kyrie Irving. The surprise was not the fact that he left, but the fact he went to the Nets over the Knicks.

If none of us within the NBA community were shocked by KD and could read his moves in real-time, there is no way Draymond Green and company were truly blindsided.

dark. Next. Thunder could see a few 10 part documentaries in their future

Do you think that the Draymond jabs are warranted?