‘Why’d Y’all Forfeit the Game?’: Isiah Thomas Grills Warriors’ Draymond Green Over Team’s ‘Forfeit’
Despite being just 1.5 games ahead of the San Antonio Spurs for the top seed in the NBA’s Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors rested their star players on Saturday night in a nationally televised game against the Spurs. Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Andre Iguodala all sat out for Golden State, along with Kevin Durant who is injured.
Green stopped by TNT’s Inside The NBA on Monday night, and analyst Isiah Thomas wanted to know why the Warriors would opt to rest their key players in a seemingly important game. He even went so far as to accuse the Warriors of a “forfeit.”
“So I’m looking at the schedule, and I’m saying ‘Y’all going to San Antonio. Y’all scared to go to San Antonio.’ And I’m gonna ask you, Why’d ya’ll forfeit the game, man?” Thomas asked Green.
Green took exception with Thomas’s use of the word “scared.”
“I’ve never been one to be scared of anything,” Green said. “I don’t really know if being scared of another team is the right choice of words.”
The Warriors star also noted that the team was playing the second game of a back-to-back, while San Antonio was off on the previous night.
Still, it’s likely TNT honchos were not displeased by Thomas’s question. The trend of resting players, particularly in nationally televised games, is becoming a serious problem in the NBA. Saturday’s game aired on ABC, which undoubtedly didn’t appreciate devoting hours of primetime to broadcasting second-stringers.
Watch above, via TNT.
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