Draymond Green has a request for Adam Silver after Celtics fans’ NSFW chants

If Draymond Green had had his brothers, there would have been more swearing at the TD Garden during the NBA Finals.

Celtics fans angered Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Klay Thompson earlier this month by showering profane chants on Green during home games in Boston at the NBA Finals.

Green didn’t seem too bothered by the chants, but he did have a problem with NBA commissioner Adam Silver brushing off the Boston fans’ behavior by saying he “love(d)the energy” they put into the game bring in

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During an appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” on Monday, Green shared an updated take on how it all played out.

“I used to feel that fans should be restricted from saying some of the things they say,” Green told Noah. “Then Commissioner Silver comes out and says, ‘Hey, those Boston fans were great’ while they’re like ‘F— you Draymond!’ So I say, ‘All right.’

“The commissioner is the best commissioner. As I said in my tweet, he’s probably one of the best CEOs in America, let alone a sports league commissioner. But he’s like, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ So the answer to that is, ‘Oh, that’s great, cool. Can I turn around and yell, ‘(Expletive) her?'”

“Because if I can, then no problem, let them yell what they want to yell, I’ll yell what I want to yell, and I’ll keep walking down the square.”

Knowing Green, he would have no problem handing it back to Celtics fans (even if it meant swearing in front of his young children, which Kerr and Thompson seemed quite excited about). But Green’s problem is that if he hurled expletives at the crowd, the NBA would fine him.

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“I think the thing for me is that at some point you allow them to do that and in a way you encourage it,” Green said. “Because they know, ‘If I yell that at Draymond and he says that to me, he’ll be fined $25,000 or $50,000.’

“So what I would say to the commish is, ‘No problem, that was fine, let them do their thing. But let me do my thing and don’t hit my wallet.’”

Unfortunately for Green, there is a slim chance that Silver will comply with his request and tell the NBA not to penalize players who swear at fans. This makes fan-player interaction kind of a one-way street – a problem players have (rightly) complained about in the past – but players have found many “SFW” ways to get revenge on opposing fans, both with their words and their play on the pitch.

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