Retired NFL Hall-of-Famer Shannon Sharpe didn’t mince words when it comes to Draymond Green. Last week, Green revealed that he spoke with Kevin Durant with the intention to recruit this Oklahoma City star. Right after the Warriors Game 7 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Green was hungry to add Durant to the Warriors.
Green knew that Durant would be a perfect fit for the Warriors.
“Green was already working on that as he left Oracle Arena after that gutting Game 7 loss. Green sat in his car in the parking lot and called Myers (the Warriors GM), telling him he had to sign Durant. “It’s on you,” Green told Myers.
Green hung up, stayed in the parking lot, and made another call — to Durant. “That was my very next call,” Green said. Two weeks later, Durant signed a maximum contract that put him in a Golden State uniform for at least one season, with several more seasons likely to come.
“If we win the championship, I’m like 99 percent sure we don’t get him,” Green said. “There are silver linings to everything.”
This really grinds the gears of FS1 host and legendary NFL tight-end Shannon Sharpe. He hints that Draymond might be afraid of LeBron James. Green sensed a monster in Cleveland and then went on the phone to recruit a remedy. Green couldn’t defeat The King, so he went searching for someone to topple the Cleveland Kingdom. But Durant talked a lot of sh*t to LeBron. Sharpe doesn’t think he can back it up, and that’s why he believes Green recruited Durant.
“Think about this, you lose a game. You don’t call your mom, you don’t call your best friend. You reach out to a current player in the NBA and you tell him to come join me because they got a monster in Cleveland and we can’t control. He got too big. You was pounding and bumping getting face to face with LeBron and calling him a B, now who the real B if you gonna get on the phone and call somebody to come join home.”
How will Green rebound from that burn?