Draymond Green Issues Strong Response to Criticism From Mike Greenberg

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Saturday afternoon at 4, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

After the Warriors defeated the Rockets on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference Semifinals series, Draymond Green took the podium.

"I think it was great officiated game," he told reporters. "They let us be physical and they made the calls that they needed to make. It was kind of disheartening, for a game that I love, to see the talk over the last two days was nothing about basketball and everything about foul calls.

"I think both teams just realized what the hell was going on the last two days. You can't really turn a blind eye to anything in today's day and age with social media. Everyone was aware of all the talk about officiating, about foul calls.

"Come out and play the game and I think both teams did a great job of that. They weren't complaining about many calls, we weren't complaining about many calls. It's kind of embarrassing for the game of basketball with how much has been talked about fouls and officiating."

When ESPN posted a snippet of Draymond's media session to Instagram, one of its TV show hosts decided to leave a comment.

"There isn't a player in the NBA past or present who complains more about calls so this is a strange position to take," Mike Greenberg wrote.

The 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year got wind of this and didn't hold back in his response.

"You are entitled to your opinion. However, this was less about players complaining on the floor and more about your boring a-- show has spent the last two days speaking about fouls and not 1 X or O. But that doesn't seem to be your strong suit, so proceed...." Draymond said.

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The three-time All-Star had a spectacular Game 2 -- 15 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists, two steals -- and is playing his best basketball this season.

These kind of things definitely motivate Draymond so the rest of the league probably hates when stuff like this happens.

And in case you missed it, the technical he received was rescinded on Wednesday morning.

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