Since the Golden State Warriors won the NBA title back in June, Draymond Green has never stopped celebrating. He took it to absurd new lengths Saturday when he showed up to College GameDay with the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Or, at least, a replica of the Larry O’Brien trophy. According to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group, the real trophy was somewhere else entirely.
When the crew asked for his pick in the Michigan State vs. Oregon State game, the MSU alum made the obvious choice, much to the delight of all the Spartans fans in attendance, when picking Michigan State over Oregon.
This wasn’t the first time Green has made headlines about his alma mater lately. On Thursday, he donated a record-setting $3.1 million to Michigan State that reportedly will go toward both athletics and academics. Until this summer, when Green signed a whopping five-year, $85 million deal to remain with the Warriors, he’d earned less than the total sum of his donation during his brief career.
He’ll now embark with his team on their title defense this season as the 16th best player in the entire league, according to SI.com’s always controversial annual rankings. He’s certainly No. 1 when it comes to supporting his alma mater.