As a versatile defender and a big part of the Golden State Warriors' recent run of dominance, forward Draymond Green has emerged as one of the NBA's best players.
Though he's only the third-best player on his team, at most, behind Kevin Durant and Steph Curry, he can defend anyone in the league and is the anchor of Golden State's defense.
However, as good as he is at basketball, Green is apparently terrible at every other sport he attempts.
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According to Green's teammate, Andre Iguodala, Green simply looks awkward when he plays football or baseball. Iguodala hilariously roasted his teammate's skills at other sports while helping out with TNT's broadcast of the PGA Championship (via MercuryNews.com):
“The crazy thing about Draymond is that he’s one of the smartest basketball players I’ve ever been around in my life. He’s up there,” Iguodala said. “The game comes so easy to him so you would think he was athletic. But if you watch him throw a football, it’s like… He played tight end but he can’t throw a football. And he can’t hit a baseball… he like, just whacks at a baseball. Just any other sport, it doesn’t transfer for him.”
Obviously, Green has basketball figured out, so he doesn't really need to be decent at any other sports, but Iggy's comments are still funny.
However, Green is a notorious trash talker and a very smart defender, so Iguodala said if you did play another sport with Green, he'd take you off your game, too:
“But Draymond does a great job of knocking you off your game,” Iguodala added, “so you won’t play well with him.”
Iguodala called Green the worst golfer on the Warriors, which isn't surprising considering his comments about Green's skills - or lack thereof - at baseball and football.
Though Green could probably best Iggy in a game of one-on-one basketball, it sounds like Iguodala thinks he'd be able to take his star teammate in literally any other sport.
However, with how competitive Green is, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him take Iguodala's comments as a challenge. Who knows? At this time next year, perhaps Green will be challenging Curry for the title of best golfer on the Warriors.
The most important thing, though, is to have Green ready for the NBA season, as the Warriors will try to defend their title. Without Green's expertise, Golden State would have a much tougher time winning a third championship in four years.