Draymond Green slams insensitive reporter following Warriors victory over the Rockets

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There are plenty of things a reporter can ask a member of the Golden State Warriors about right now without treading on any toes.

Their ever-growing list of accolades, personal records and ongoing triumphs probably top the list. Maybe somewhere towards the bottom would be finding correlations between the Warriors continued success and the Houston floods.

Following the Warriors' 121-94 game four victory over the Rockets at the Toyota Center on Sunday night, Draymond Green fielded some questions at courtside. One reporter would open with: "So Draymond, here's an interesting question."

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And interesting it was. Despite many stumbles, the reporter appeared to try and make a connection between the Houston floods and the Warriors' victory over Houston in last year's Western Conference Finals and their impending victory in the first round this year, as they now lead the series 3-1.

The 26-year-old 2016 All-Star cut the reporter off before he was even able to blurt out the actual question, clearly offended by such a strange line of questioning.

Green said: "I feel sorry for the people of Houston. People are losing their homes, their cars, losing their lives, losing loved ones, and you're trying to get a controversial statement out of me about the 3s we're hitting. I know what you're getting at, but you're not getting that out of me."

Green was right; it was an unbelievably insensitive line of questioning. The Warriors had just broken a playoff record - as Green alluded to - for three-pointers in a single playoff game with 28.

What makes that feat all the more remarkable is that their master of efforts from deep, Stephen Curry, didn't return after half-time following a sprained knee. That means the reigning MVP, and favourite to retain that title this year, only dropped one fo their 28 three-point bombs. That's pretty incredible.

Quite rightly, Green appeared to get angrier the more he conversed with the reporter. The Dubs' record holder for triple-doubles said that the Houston-based reporter - whose identity has yet to be revealed - attempted to grab a similar quote from the power forward in practice during this series.

He ended his comments with, "You keep asking me the same question about this flood. Don't ask me that no more, man. Because it ain't cool, and you ain't getting the statement you want out of me."

It has to be said that Green is perfectly within his rights to deny that reporter a comment. The 35th pick in the 2012 draft has had an excellent campaign this year and finished second to Kawhi Leonard in the race for Defensive Player of the Year - there's plenty of other things to talk about.

With the series heavily weighing in the Warriors' favour thanks to their 3-1 lead and the upcoming game five at the Oracle Arena, Green is unlikely to have to deal with this reporter again anytime soon.

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