Draymond Green made a comment that caused controversy before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and the Celtics. The three-time NBA champion said that his team would face Boston in the NBA Finals.
His comment was taken as an insult and was used by the Heat players as a motivation. Indeed, Miami won Game 6 to force a Game 7. However, Green was right in the fact that it was the Celtics that won the series.
When talking about the reaction from the Heat players to his comment, Green said it was exciting to know that people are paying so much attention to what he is saying.
“It was exciting to know that people pay that much attention to my words and what I say. Wow,” he said, per Marc J. Spears. “They really watched what I had to say and that motivated them? I’m getting better at this motivational thing. That’s great.”