Draymond Green has no filter.
In addition to Draymond Green’s remarks on the Pat Bev Podcast regarding the Jordan Poole incident, he also shed light on his previous feud with his current teammate Chris Paul, which could have significant implications for the upcoming season given that Green has now joined the Washington Wizards.
Green expressed his anticipation in having a conversation with CP3 and resolving their issues, demonstrating a willingness to move forward.
Speaking to Pat Bev, Green stated:
“Everyone’s like, ‘How they supposed to be teammates now?’ And I’ll tell you how. No. 1, I’ve never been in the situation really to build a relationship with him. I’m an adult, Chris is an adult. Like, we can talk amongst men. And that, I look forward to. There’s no sugarcoating what’s happened all these years. This is real life. Like, people get it twisted. Like, oh man, you’re in character. No, this is real life we’re living when we’re playing in these games. […] So to just go front and act like all those things was fake—like I publicly said I didn’t like Chris before. I’m not going to just be like, ‘Oh, man, that changed now that he’s my teammate.’ No. I look forward to talking amongst men. I look forward to working with another adult. I’ve had my fair share of days of not working with adults, and people who don’t move like adults. So I’m looking forward to going to work with an adult. You know what I’m saying? Chris is a pro. I’m looking forward to going to work with a pro. He’s super smart and he’s shown to be a great leader.”
"I've publicly said I didn't like Chris [Paul] before. I'm just not going to be like 'Oh man that changed now he my teammate.' No, I look forward to talking amongst men."
Draymond Green on now being teammates with CP3 on the Warriors
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) July 19, 2023
Earlier this week, Draymond further mentioned that although there hasn’t been a resolution between the two, he remains optimistic about Paul’s potential contribution to the team, irrespective of their personal feelings towards each other.
“Me and Chris have had our differences, you know, over the course of my 11 years playing in this league. Since year one. Chris is the way he is. I am the way I am. He’s not changing who he is at this point, I’m not changing who I am at this point. And I think it’s very important for people to understand that. […] The same sentiments I had about Chris, they don’t just leave. And the same sentiments Chris had about me, like, they don’t just leave. And I think that’s where people get things so f–ked up. It’s like, all of a sudden you gotta fake this thing or fake that thing. Nah. What I’ve always respected about Chris is his tenacity, his will to win. Now I have an opportunity to be alongside that, on the same side of it.”
Draymond loves to hear the sound of his own voice.