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Dray, KD rip Team USA's critics in NSFW rant after gold medal win

/ by Josh Schrock
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Draymond Green

Draymond Green and Kevin Durant don't forget ... ever.

Following two exhibition losses and a defeat vs. France in the group stage, Team USA had a few doubters who thought Durant, Green and the Americans wouldn't win their fourth straight Olympic gold medal. Well, after Durant scored 29 points in Friday's gold-medal game win vs. France, he and Green took to social media to blast their doubters including ESPN's Kendrick Perkins.

"Everybody who said we were going to take the L ... They had some power rankings out. They had us fourth behind Slovenia. Come on, man," Durant said, referring to the FIBA Power Rankings that indeed put Team USA behind Slovenia, France and Australia. "Talking about they're catching up to us, like, are you serious? This skill is unmatched, you dig?

"Shoutout to everybody that won this gold, everybody that chipped in and helped out. We're going to the press conference, but I had to talk my s— real quick."

That's when Green focused his ire on Perkins, who has been critical of coach Gregg Popovich and Team USA's roster construction.

"Kendrick Perkins, you talk a lot of s--t. A lot of s--t," Green said. "Act like you're American."

Green continued his rant in a postgame interview.

"You turn on American sports talk TV, and you got guys like Kendrick Perkins, you know, doubting us. Somebody needs to teach these people some loyalty. How about you cheer for your country? But then when guys don't play, 'Oh, you need to go represent the country.' And then you lose, hit a little bump in the road. And everybody's, 'Oh, everybody's caught America.' You are an American, too," Green said, via Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times.

"Act like it. Do your job. You know, I do some media stuff. I understand doing your job. But, when you talk about a special group, you better be sure you're right. And a lot of people got it wrong. And trust me, I'll be posting those guys. I'll be posting everybody I found who said something. No one holds people accountable anymore, but I will."

 
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True to his words, Green, of course, took to Twitter to find those who doubted Team USA's gold-medal chances.

Green then took a little dig at France's Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot for saying France would win gold. 

It's safe to say Green, Durant and the rest of Team USA will be calling out their critics for the rest of the summer. Something they've earned after winning America's fourth-straight men's basketball gold medal. 

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