Draymond Green has spent the last month and a half recovering from a back injury and consequentially has had plenty of time to work on his podcast, The Draymond Green Show. His most recent episode already made waves; he invited Charles Barkley onto the show, who then revealed that Kobe Bryant was very nearly part of Inside The NBA.
In a separate excerpt posted by The Volume, Green said he wanted to talk about the Los Angeles Lakers getting booed at home by their own fans over the weekend. To summarize, Green was stunned at the audacity of the most spoiled fanbase in the NBA to boo LeBron James and called Lakers fans "brats" for doing so.
Below is a transcription of the relevant comments:
"To get booed by your own fans is very distasteful and disgraceful. I was shocked to see that... I thought that was pathetic. I thought that was extremely pathetic, and like I said I thought it was extremely distasteful from the fanbase of an organization that has the most championships in the NBA. Let's not be so like spoiled brats. You can 100 percent be spoiled, we all get spoiled by things at times at one point in our life or another, but let's not be brats. And that was about as bratty as something I've seen, considering that this team just won a championship not even a full two years ago! And now you're booing? I thought that was utterly ridiculous."
Green certainly makes some points. There will be fans out there who argue their right to boo is inarguable and infallible because they paid to see the product and should be permitted to express their opinion on it. Sure, man, whatever. But it does come across as spoiled when a fanbase suffering through a 16-month championship drought boos the player responsible who also happens to be the greatest talent of the 21st century and chose to go to Los Angeles and play for the fanbase.
On the other hand, everybody on the court is being paid millions to occasionally get booed, an exchange that literally every person on the planet would make. Important to keep perspective on both sides.