Draymond Green Reveals He ‘Might Have Been Blocked’ On Kevin Durant’s Phone
Carmelo Anthony invited Draymond Green onto his podcast What’s in Your Glass? where the two NBA All-Stars touched upon the Warriors’ power forward’s public feud with ex-teammate Kevin Durant. Green reached out to Durant to suggest the idea of filming a candid talk. However, this did not come without difficulty.
“I think there was a time period of where he wasn’t trying to say nothin’ to me. I think there was a time period where my number might have been blocked from his phone … I could only talk to him through Instagram DM.”
draymond says at one point kd had his number blocked and they only talked on instagram dms
melo: "first of all, kd, you gotta stop that shit man. keep hitting us up on instagram dms. come on man" pic.twitter.com/iA1Fy7nWSy
— jack maloney (@jackmaloneycbs) September 3, 2021
This segment comes just two weeks after the highly anticipated Bleacher Report interview between Green and Durant that premiered on August 18, in which the pair addressed the infamous argument after the Clippers game in 2018 among other subjects.
The incident occurred at the end of regulation during a game in November 2018. After Clippers guard Lou Williams missed a fadeaway that would’ve broken a 106-106 tie, Green secured the rebound with five seconds remaining and proceeded to dribble the ball full speed down the court before turning it over as time expired. Durant, a prodigious offensive threat who has won four scoring titles, begged for the ball and subsequently voiced his frustration to his coaches and teammates.
Eight minutes into the sit-down interview, Green asked the long-awaited question, “How much did our argument against the Clippers drive you to ultimately leave the Warriors?” to which Durant responded:
“It wasn’t the argument. It was the way that everybody — Steve Kerr — acted like it didn’t happen. [Warriors GM] Bob Myers then tried to just discipline you and think that would put the mask over everything. It really felt like that was such a big situation for us as a group, the first time we went through something like that. We had to get that [s—] all out … We tried to dance around it.”
Regardless of who fans may choose to defend, the talk was authentic and immensely entertaining for the basketball universe to revel in.