Warriors

LaVine, Dudley, other athletes react to Draymond's comments

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Draymond Green podium

Draymond Green registered six points, eight rebounds, 16 assists, two blocks and one steal Monday night in the Warriors' 129-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

And relatively quickly after the final horn sounded, the three-time NBA champion took to the podium to defend Andre Drummond, who will not suit up for games as the Cavs look to trade him.

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine and Los Angeles Lakers forward Jared Dudley praised Draymond for his strong words.

"Love this dude 💯," LaVine tweeted.

"This man @Money23Green is preaching🗣🗣this man needs a major seat on the @TheNBPAboard members if he wants it!" read Dudley's tweet, followed by three clapping hands emojis.

Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith also weighed in.

As did other professional athletes:

“To watch Andre Drummond before the game sit on the sideline and go to the back and come out in street clothes, because a team is going to trade him, is bull---t,” Draymond said. "Because when James Harden asked for a trade and essentially dogged it -- I don't think there was no surprise; no one is going to fight the fact that James was dogging it his last days in Houston -- but he was castrated for wanting to go to a different team. Everybody destroyed that man.

“And yet a team can come out and say, ‘We want to trade a guy,’ and then that guy is to go sit. And if he doesn't stay professional, then he's a cancer. And he's not good in someone's locker room. And he's the issue.

 

“At some point, this league has to protect the players from embarrassment like that.”

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