Draymond Green was fined by the NBA for tampering last year after he made a television appearance where he tried to recruit Devin Booker out of Phoenix on national television. He’s never been a fan of the Phoenix Suns.
Now, Draymond has reacted to news that Suns owner Robert Sarver used the n-word in the coaches area of the Phoenix locker room recently. Sarver later denied those claims, but admitted to using that word in the past. ESPN reported the story. Sarver didn’t understand the context of the word and came off as incredibly ignorant, at best.
“After the loss, Suns majority owner Robert Sarver entered the coaches locker room, Watson told ESPN.
“You know, why does Draymond Green get to run up the court and say [N-word],” Sarver, who is white, allegedly said, repeating the N-word several times in a row.
“You can’t say that,” Watson, who is Black and Hispanic, told Sarver.
“Why?” Sarver replied. “Draymond Green says [N-word].”
“You can’t f*ck*ng say that,” Watson said again.
The anecdote offers a glimpse into conduct that, sources told ESPN, Sarver has often exhibited since buying the Suns in 2004. Interviews with more than 70 former and current Suns employees throughout Sarver’s 17-year tenure describe a toxic and sometimes hostile workplace under Sarver. Some told ESPN that he has used racially insensitive language repeatedly in the office.”
Draymond Green took to Twitter to let the NBA know how he felt about the double standard. He believes his fine was unfair. Green clearly is unhappy about what went down, believing he was justified in his comments about what things are like in Phoenix.
“But I was fined?? Lol smh
Sometimes you have to see deeper than the surface. Always layers…”
Draymond Green was drafted in 2012 in the second round by the Golden State Warriors. He has remained with the franchise throughout his career. He’s won three NBA championships and is a three-time all-star and was the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
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