Kevin Durant and Draymond Green have for the first time revealed the true story of their infamous row-on-field altercation as Warriors teammates, as well as the alleged phone call Green allegedly made to Durant from the Oracle Arena parking lot after losing. the 2016 NBA Finals against LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.
Speaking on Durant’s podcast The ETCS, Green described what was said between the two during their heated exchange on the pitch against the Clippers in 2018.
It all started when Durant berated Green for not passing the ball to him. That’s when Green says he went back to Durant, yelling “Hey, motherf * cker I’m doing that too!” I was gonna give you ass if you weren’t shitting! I do that too!
DeMarcus Cousins then pulled Green away and told him to “shut up the f * ck”.
“No, that’s bullshit,” Green replied. “Nobody said shit to K. All he had to do was f * cking run, and I would have returned the f * cking ball to him.”
Durant then corroborated Green’s account of the incident, with the two clearly on good terms now.
Regarding the rumored phone call in the parking lot, Durant said he and Green just exchanged texts about how the 2016 Finals were going.
But KD said he never considered there was a suggestion from Green that he should sign with the Warriors.
Green added, “You all added theatrical sense to make this shit a movie. You gotta do some TV shit, you gotta add a little bit of it, so people just start flocking. I wasn’t about to go out and fight.
Draymond admitted in a 2016 interview with DraftKings that he spoke with Durant before the July 1 legal tampering date, but dismissed them as nothing more than conversations between friends.
However, he admitted to sending “too many messages” to Durant before the forgery was completed.