- Stephen A. Smith has a message for Draymond Green after his performance in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.
- Smith did not hold back while calling out Green.
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Draymond Green put on quite the abysmal performance in the Golden State Warriors Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, and Stephen A. Smith isn’t going to let him forget it.
Green played 35 minutes in Game 3 and recorded just two points, three assists, and four rebounds before fouling out in Golden State’s 116-100 loss in Boston. He was the definition of a nonfactor throughout the entire game.
Green has been receiving harsh criticism since the final buzzer sounded on Wednesday night, but Smith took things up a notch on Thursday’s edition of ‘First Take.’
While Smith claims his rant is a “motivational speech” for Green, it certainly didn’t come across that way.
“What the hell was that, Draymond? We’ve got to stop this nonsense right now,” Smith shouted. “This is a motivational speech. This is not criticizing Draymond Green. This is motivation my brother. Two points. Two damn points. All of that talk and then two points.”
“Two damn points against the Boston Celtics! That’s two games, Dray,” Smith later continued. “One game where you admitted you wasn’t yourself, Game 1. Game 3 last night you said you played like you know what. Are you ready for someone to look at you and say, ‘Draymond Green, you are on the verge of costing the Golden State Warriors two titles?”
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 9, 2022
Smith is certainly hoping Green sees this message and turns things around in Game 4 as the ESPN host has been on the Warriors’ bandwagon since the start of the NBA Playoffs.