Draymond Green, Who Single-Handidly Ruined Warriors’ Season, Shares Thoughts On Celtics’ Loss

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Despite the fact that Draymond Green and his right fist are basically solely responsible for unraveling the Golden State Warriors’ title defense before it even began, the outspoken forward still felt like he was in a position to speak on how the Boston Celtics season came to an end.

On a recent episode of his podcast, Green echoed the words of late NFL coach Dennis Green by saying that the Celtics — who the Warriors beat in the NBA Finals last year — “are who we thought they were” following their blowout loss to the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

“The Boston Celtics are who we thought they were,” a grinning Green said on his podcast.

“They got to the moment and they did not look like they were ready for the moment. All of a sudden, all the shots were short again. All of a sudden they looked like they couldn’t play basketball with their left hand again. All of a sudden, they looked like exactly who we thought they were.”

It’s certainly bold of Green to comment on how another team’s season came to a close as his preseason sucker punch of Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole virtually ended the Warriors’ season before they even played a single game.

Thanks to their Game 7 win over the Celtics in Boston, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat advanced to the NBA Finals — their second appearance in four seasons — to take on Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets.

The Nuggets, the #1 overall seed in the Western Conference, are currently favored over the #8 seed Miami Heat with current series odds of about -400.

The 2023 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets will begin on Thursday, June 1 with an 8:30 p.m. EST tip-off. Currently, the Nuggets are nine-point favorites over the Heat and have money line odds of -400 for Game 1.