Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Saturday afternoon at 4, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
Draymond Green was sensational in the Warriors' Game 2 win over the Rockets on Tuesday night in the second-round NBA playoff series.
He racked up 15 points (6-for-10 FG), 12 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and played his typical awesome defense.
This sums up his performance:
This sequence from Draymond Green is just simply spectacular pic.twitter.com/nX4fyx1S5F— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 1, 2019
Let's not forget that a lot of people out there -- including many prominent media members who cover the NBA -- declared Draymond done.
Washed up. Not even close to the same player.
Well after the Warriors took the 2-0 lead on Houston, the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year channeled his inner Eminem and delivered a message to his doubters through Marcus Thompson of The Athletic.
“How Em say it? Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say. But nothing comes out when they move their lips. Just a bunch of gibberish. And motherf--kers act like they forgot about Dray.”
You can't forget about the three-time All-Star now, as he is making teams pay when the ball is in his hands.
You also shouldn't forget this:
Draymond Green's first 8 playoff games:
-This year: 12.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 7.9 assists, 52% FG, 14% 3s
-Last year: 13.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 9.0 assists, 42% FG, 33% 3s
(I'm tweeting this to remind people how awesome he was last year. People always forget this)— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 1, 2019
And don't forget what he said to The Athletic after the Warriors' Game 3 win over the Clippers in the first round.
“If somebody think I’m washed and done at 29, they’re stupid. So good for them for being an idiot. But it’s OK. It’s the time of year where I like to show what it’s really about.”