Draymond Green, Steve Kerr Comment on Star's Halftime Rant vs. Thunder

Mike NorrisFeatured ColumnistFebruary 28, 2016

Feb 27, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) discusses a call with an NBA official in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors pulled out a thrilling 121-118 overtime victory on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday, but it came with some halftime controversy.

During the ABC broadcast, ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters said she could hear a player she believed to be Draymond Green unleashing a string of profanities in the visiting locker room. "I am not a robot. I know I can play," he also said, according to Salters (via Hector Diaz of SB Nation).

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr commented on incident after the game, per Ethan Strauss of ESPN.com:

Salters discussed the incident during the game, saying it was a "very emotional Golden State locker room at halftime," via NBA on ESPN. She also said it was Green leading the huddle as the Warriors took the court for the start of the third quarter.

Green commented on the situation following the game, per Strauss.

"What goes on in here, stays in here," he said. "We know what goes on between our team. We know what sparks this team. We know what this team do. But what goes on in this locker room stays in this locker room."

Green, who leads the NBA in triple-doubles this season with 11, ended the game 0-of-8 from the field and scored just two points. It was the first time he was held without a made basket since Feb. 26, 2014, per ESPN Stats & Info.

However, he did have 14 rebounds, 14 assists, six steals and four blocks in the come-from-behind victory.

It doesn't appear that Kerr is too upset about what happened, and if he is, it's not something he's going to talk about in great detail with the media. Golden State won the game, and Green was a big factor. Count on this being handled in-house and it having no effect on the 53-5 Warriors moving forward.