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Draymond Green took fake Larry O’Brien Trophy to Michigan State

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Golden State Warriors Travel Home

Noah Graham

Warriors forward Draymond Green – celebrating his $3.1 million donation – took the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to Saturday’s Michigan State-Oregon game.

On the same day, Golden State center Festus Ezeli took the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to the Vanderbilt-Georgia game.

How could the same trophy simultaneously be in Michigan and Tennessee?

Adam Sparks of The Tennessean (hat tip: Steven Quach of Warriors World):

Ezeli had the real trophy earned and owned by the Warriors, according to Massimo Degaudenzi, Golden State’s assistant for corporate communications, who escorted the hardware to Nashville from California. Degaudenzi said the one Green had was a replica trophy the NBA office uses for public events.

Sorry, Sparties. You’ll just have to settle for a win over Oregon and all that money.

I am curious, though: Who decided Ezeli would get the real trophy over Green?