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How Draymond Green and Kevin Durant saved their relationship
When cameras caught Kevin Durant and Draymond Green screaming at each other on the Golden State bench in November, alarm canada goose outlet in usa bells started to canada goose outlet parka ring in Warriors nation. When reports surfaced that Green called Durant a and said the Warriors could win without him, some feared and some hoped the drama might canada goose outlet canada goose outlet store uk derail the whole operation invulnerable as it may have seemed.
Ten weeks later, the two have reconciled, and their repaired relationship has fueled an eight game win streak that vaulted Golden State back to the top of the West. canada goose coats But it wasn easy, and canada goose outlet it took canada goose clearance a hard Canada Goose sale conversation between the two stars for things to get back to normal.
The aforementioned incident occurred on Nov. 12 canada goose outlet canada in canada goose outlet toronto factory a game against the Clippers. With canada goose outlet jackets the score tied in canada goose black friday sale the waning seconds of Canada Goose online regulation, Green pushed the tempo down the court and turned the buy canada goose jacket ball over, squandering the chance for a game winner.
Durant thought Green should have passed him the ball, and told him so. Green fired back with a verbal tirade that spilled over into the locker room after the game, which the Warriors would lose. Reports of the fight spilled out into the public. The Warriors suspended Green for one game. And Durant, slated to be Canada Goose Jackets a free agent at the end of the season, appeared to be all but gone from the Bay Area, canada goose outlet putting Golden State dynastic hold on the NBA in doubt.
A few days later, before the Warriors played the Mavericks in Dallas, the two sat down to talk. According to the Athletic, Green had become a villain in the Warriors locker room. Amid a trying, injury plagued season in which defenses were consistently backing off as he bricked shots (his .250 shooting percentage on 3 pointers is his worst since his rookie year), his tirade against Durant was rock bottom. He knew he had to make things right.
In the conversation, Durant said he wasn accepting the excuse that Green was simply being emotional. He had seen Green control his emotions under the greatest stakes of https://www.chinese-sharpei.de the team championship runs (a hit to LeBron James groin notwithstanding). Durant challenged Green to be better, canada goose outlet online uk and he accepted.
On the other side, Green expressed cheap Canada Goose his concern about Durant impending free agency. Durant admitted canada goose outlet sale he could have been more communicative. After their conversation, Durant recorded a podcast with Yahoo canada goose outlet uk Sports and said he hoped to have a statue in the Bay Area one day.
A few games later, their signature double tap high five was back. The two appear to be friends again, and the Warriors have responded by looking lethal as ever.
“It’s very rare,” Green told the Athletic of his friendship with Durant. “Obviously, we had a good relationship and then to go through something like we went through and still come out of that with a great relationship, that’s special. Those are the relationships you have for life.
deepest relationships that I have is, like, with people that I went canada goose through s with. It could’ve been a bad argument. It could’ve been ready to go to blows. Those are my best relationships because you go through something and then you come out on the other side and y’all are tighter and better for it. Those are the special relationships.”.