Draymond Green (on his podcast) defends podcasting during NBA Finals

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In what might be the most 2022 problem ever, there’s currently some disagreement around Draymond Green’s podcast.

To catch you up: the Golden State Warriors defensive star started a podcast last year that he regularly records. It’s entertaining and informative, but a faction of fans found it curious that he continued recording episodes during the playoffs – including after each NBA Finals game.

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Things really heated up when a reporter asked Green after the Warriors’ Game 3 loss if he was worried that the X’s and O’s he was giving in his podcast might be giving the Boston Celtics intel. Green fired back at the reporter, insisting he wasn’t giving any info on his podcast that he wasn’t giving in a press conference forum and that the example the reporter cited wasn't actually X's and O's (more on all of that here).

So, naturally, Green addressed that feud – and the overall criticism of his podcast – on his podcast early Thursday morning.

“So, you’re just searching for something?” Green said of the reporter, Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer. “You’re of the masses that Draymond shouldn’t be doing a podcast during the NBA Finals. Sorry sir, but saying we need to stop Derrick White, Al Horford and Marcus Smart is not really X’s and O’s – unless that is high as your IQ level reaches in the game of basketball. And if that is the high as your IQ level reaches, then I totally understand thinking that is X’s and O’s. But that’s not quite X’s and O’s.

“Nonetheless, this whole narrative of Draymond’s focused on podcasting. Listen, y’all are going to get this podcast, like I told y’all at the beginning of these playoffs, this podcast ain’t going nowhere. I’m going to leave the arena, I’m going to return to this hotel room, I’m going to return to my home when we’re back in San Francisco, and I’m going to film this podcast. It will then be uploaded by Jackson (Safon, the producer) and uploaded by Jackson, and then you will turn this podcast on and you will listen. And that’s just that. ...

“It baffles me. It’s so funny when I hear people like you shouldn’t be podcasting. So what should I be doing when I get to my room? Should I go to sleep, should I watch the film of the game? Because I’m going to be doing that anyway. So what should I be doing when I get to my room? I want to know the real answer from people that say Draymond shouldn’t be podcasting. So I hear all the noise about the podcast, it’s not going anywhere. You’re going to get this podcast. If you don’t want to listen, don’t. But you’re going to get this podcast, and if you want to talk about it, great.”

There you have it. Trophy or not, the podcast lives on.

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