‘You missed stuff about not going to college’ – Draymond Green says playing college ball absolutely necessary, admits he misses the atmosphere and rivalry he had while playing for Michigan

Most NBA players today had to play at least a year in college, including Draymond Green. The Golden State Warriors big man thinks playing college basketball was so much more exciting for him.

LeBron James is one of the few remaining NBA players to be drafted out of high school. The NBA, through the ABC in 2005, banned the recruiting of players straight out of high school.

Although there is a proposal to reverse this rule, Green believes there is some merit in going to college. In “The Shop”, James opened up about a college visit with his son Bronny. The LA Lakers captain was in awe of the whole experience and excited to share it with his son.

PJ Tucker was shocked to hear this, as he thought James had a better opportunity. But Green claimed the prom was different, saying college rivalries were much more intense.

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“You missed a shit not going to college. There are experiences you can’t have.”

When asked what he missed the most in college, he replied:

“The atmosphere, the rivalries. People talk about NBA rivalries, it’s nothing. Guess what? If Michigan State sucked this year and Michigan sucked this year, Michigan’s game and Michigan State is always gonna be Fi**king battle You don’t get that shit in the NBA There were just some things about college I know you lived an amazing life but there there are some things about college that you missed.

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Unlike most players who only played in their freshman year and entered the draft as soon as they were eligible, Green ran the entire race. He played college basketball for four years before being drafted by the Warriors with the 25th pick in the 2012 draft.


Draymond Green thinks he had to be a ‘dog’ to play in the NBA

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors

Green is the Warriors’ enforcer and has resulted in many successful campaigns for the Warriors. He is a crucial part of the dynasty and has played an important role in helping the franchise win four championships over the past eight seasons.

In “The Shop,” he pointed out that he thought the Warriors needed someone to make their voice heard, and he picked up the slack. He said getting out of college and being player of the year wasn’t going to buy him any NBA minutes.

“Coming out of college, I was player of the year, all that stuff. But I quickly realized that none of that put me on the pitch with this team.”

Since taking on this role, he has been tasked with motivating his teammates when necessary. He also had the task of defending the opposition’s best player.

Green has excelled in this role, and his teammates look to him for that extra push. Klay Thompson recently said that if you’re not comfortable being yelled at by Green, it would be difficult to play for the Warriors.

Bringing back this quote from Klay Thompson after news broke of Draymond Green’s altercation with Jordan Poole. https://t.co/q0Ik5ZvVa2

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