HOUSTON -- Two days after television cameras caught Steve Kerr saying he's "tired" of Draymond Green, the Warriors forward shrugged off any worry of friction between him and his coach.
"Nah, it don't bother me," Green said after practice Tuesday night. "[Thing] happens, it is what it is. I'm sure there's plenty of times coaches are tired of players, and sometimes players are tired of coaches. I don't take it personal -- it is what it is on that one."
During the fourth quarter of Sunday's 115-111 loss to the Suns, TV cameras caught Kerr talking to Warriors assistant Mike Brown and appearing to say something about being sick of Draymond during a timeout. Kerr's frustration stemmed from Green aggressively questioning officials' calls during the game, league sources told NBC Sports Bay Area's Monte Poole. Green, among other players, wanted more support from the Warriors' coaching staff regarding the officiating.
When asked about the exchange Monday, Kerr jokingly denied what was said in the conversation with Brown.
“The lip-readers were wrong,” he said. “What I said was, ‘I beg to differ with Draymond’s approach tonight.’ Those are my exact words. I don’t know how somebody misconstrued that.”
When pressed if he and Kerr cleared the air, Green brushed off the sentiment.
"There's nothing to clear," Green said. "Like I said, [things] happen. We live in a day and age where there's a camera everywhere. If anything, you know, be more conscious of that. As far as me needing to clear the air, there's no air to clear."
"Someone else's opinion on how they necessarily may feel ain't get me to where I am in the first place. So I don't really spend my time worried about how anyone feels. I think everyone is entitled to their own feelings and opinions, so I don't take anyone's feelings or opinions personal because it's just that for them, it's personal for them. So who am I to feel a way about how someone else may feel or feel in them?"
The Warriors have had their share of drama this season -- from the exchange between Green and Kevin Durant, to a heated argument sideline between Kerr and Jordan Bell. What's noteworthy about Kerr's fiasco with Green is that it was an intimate moment between two coaches caught on camera, and, in the age of social media, became a big news story, a reality that didn't necessarily catch Green off guard.
"I'm not surprised," Green said. "If I am considered a millennial, that is the day and age of social media, and I know how news spreads like wildfire, so I'm not surprised at all."