Nothing went right for the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Steph Curry sleepwalked through the first half, Klay Thompson clanked off balance jumpers all evening and Draymond Green lacked his usual pizzazz. The Warriors still have a 2-1 series lead with two games at Oracle in their back pocket, but a 30-point loss has added necessary intrigue to the series.
After the game, Draymond was seen taking a picture with someone who was thought to be a fan. It was an unusual sight for a marquee player after a horrid Finals loss. Draymond actually had a perfectly reasonable explanation, but the internet, as it’s wont to do, reacted.
Draymond Green Fangate ended pretty quickly when the person in the picture explained the situation on Twitter. Draymond wasn’t actually taking a picture with a random fan. She and Draymond knew each other when they attended Michigan State.
Even if Green did take a picture with a fan, it shouldn’t be some indictment on his competitive nature. If Draymond wants to do a 30 minute photoshoot after the game, that’s his prerogative. It’s the NBA Finals, and even though Warriors are setup to make many more runs to the Finals, it’s not a certainty that he’ll get back. Let the basketball men have some fun.