Draymond Green.

The reason behind Draymond Green's post-blowout photo with a fan explained

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The Golden State Warriors were on the end of a 30-point blowout at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Quicken Loans Arena last night as the NBA Finals finally came to life. 

After the Warriors inflicted a 33-point barrage on the Cavs in game two, the 120-90 response by Cleveland was the first time in which a team won a game by at least 30 points and then lost the next game by 30-plus points in a Finals series.

The result was even more surprising given that it was against a Dubs team who have been the league's best outfit for the last two years and had beaten the Cavaliers seven times in a row before this encounter.

Having only lost back-to-back games once all season - in the Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder - Golden State will not panic too much.  

The Oakland-based unit still holds a 2-1 advantage in the series and are more than capable of stealing the next game on the road.  

The Pacific Division franchise are a confident bunch and no player epitomises this more than Draymond Green.  

Draymond is usually the vocal leader for the men from the Bay Area and displayed this during the game as he lashed into his teammates during a timeout in the heavy loss.


The former second-round draft pick followed up his 28-point performance in game two with a meagre display in Cleveland. 

He posted just six points on 2-of-8 shooting but did add seven rebounds and seven assists. 

However, the All-Star looked like the calmest Warrior in the Q at the end of the game as he surprisingly took the time to pose for a photo with a fan before heading to the locker room. 

It's a rare but admirable act by a player who's team had just been on the receiving end of a 30-point obliteration in an NBA Finals game. 

2016 NBA Finals - Game Three

However, it has since been revealed that the picture wasn't taken with any random fan. The person in question was a young female who took to her Twitter page after the game to let everybody know exactly who she was. 

She tweeted that she used to work in the Michigan State University basketball office which is, of course, where Green played his college ball. 

She said that the power forward was a freshman during her time with the Spartans and that they hadn't come across each other since he made the jump to the NBA. 

This is proof that we shouldn't always jump to conclusions as there could be a perfectly good explanation that we don't know about.

The 26-year-old decided to stop for a quick snap with an old friend, what's the harm in that?

The Michigan State product will definitely not be distracted from the task at hand and having talked up the Warriors' ability to react to adversity on numerous occasions this year, you can expect the defending champions to come out all guns blazing in game three on Friday night.  

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