Mookie Betts’ advice for Celtics: ‘You don’t want to start playing Draymond’s game’

Everyone has an opinion on Warriors star Draymond Green’s behavior, so why not Mookie Betts?

The former Red Sox All-Star and MVP is a longtime NBA fan and was a high school basketball star himself. Appearing on Audacy’s Bradfo Sho podcast with WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, Betts advised the Cs on how he would handle Green’s shenanigans if he were in their place.

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“I would ignore him,” Betts said. “It’s not a shot at his personality. That’s what he thrives on. It’s not dirty pieces, it’s chaos. He lives on it. Some people do, some don’t. When I’m the Celtics I definitely try to turn it off and just focus on my game because you start playing his game he’s going to win his game. He’s gonna win this. They don’t want to start playing Draymond’s game.

Betts met some of the Celtics while in Boston and was a regular visitor to the Garden, including on the eve of the 2018 World Series when he did a courtside interview with our very own Abby Chin.

He doesn’t have a favorite this series, but he believes the Celtics are in a great position to make it a best-of-three.

“I just want to watch a really good show,” he said. “They scrape one out in the Golden State, I think they’ll get one at home. A 2-2 series, I don’t know who can win that. The Celtics can catch up enough. If they like the warriors can 100, 110, they can win these games.”

And as for Green, whose skills mostly come from the ball, Betts had one more piece of advice.

“If I were Celtic,” he said, “I would let him shoot every time.”

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