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Draymond Green: ‘Man 3-1 sucks’

2016 NBA Finals - Game Seven

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to members of the media after being defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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I expected Draymond Green to tweet something snarky.

His Warriors blew a 3-1 lead to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, and that inspired an avalanche of 3-1 jokes coming from Cleveland. Then, just a few months later, the Cleveland Indians blew a 3-1 lead to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series.

Green’s response:

That isn’t snarky, at least not at face value. That reads like Green is sympathizing with Cleveland, offering an olive branch of commiseration.

You can read an ulterior motive into the tweet. There might be an ulterior motive.

But if you’re inferring insult from Green’s tweet, it’s probably because of your preconceived opinion of him – not what he actually tweeted.