As a result, people have thrown Green's name around on the Internet a lot lately, both good and bad. The 2016 NBA All-Star knows that writers are just doing their jobs when they put out articles on him, but at the same time, he doesn't want his name to be used as clickbait.
That much was made clear on Twitter.
Ahead of Thursday night's rematch between the Thunder and Warriors, ESPN.com's Ethan Strauss and Royce Young discussed the state of each team. In the piece, Strauss wrote that there is tension in the Warriors locker room, with Green playing a role in it. A mobile alert quoted Strauss as saying the tension was "concerning."
When he received some backlash on Twitter, Strauss didn't back down:
Sorry for the honesty? pic.twitter.com/5TIuB08u47— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 3, 2016
Defending himself, Green took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to call out Strauss for what he perceived to be clickbait:
Somebody tell @sherwoodstrauss stop using my name for views..... Lol nap time— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) March 3, 2016
Strauss wound up retweeting Green but did not respond to him. He did, however, address the matter when a fellow ESPN staffer brought it up:
This way's more fun though https://t.co/O3sUua7ihq— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 3, 2016
Anyway, this was the evil clickbait in question. Fit with a clickbaity title about DG, so I can get all the clicks https://t.co/lHWUijkulb— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 3, 2016
Even Green's mom, Mary Babers-Green, tweeted at Strauss:
@SherwoodStrauss wow..what a fraud..IM DONE! Looking for a story.. Who is your source.. TELL THAT..— The Green Effect (@BabersGreen) March 4, 2016
To which Strauss replied:
You disagree with what's in the article? What aspects? https://t.co/JZ44CWbjf5— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 4, 2016
While her initial tweet opened some eyes, Babers-Green later tweeted that she actually had not read the article:
@Samuel_McLeod CHECK OUR RECORD.. We have always done this..I HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND DONT HAVE TO APOLOGIZE AT ALL..— The Green Effect (@BabersGreen) March 4, 2016
Golden State has done a great job of avoiding distractions for the past two seasons. While some may try to make a big deal about Green's emotional tirade, it appears as though the Warriors have handled the matter internally and are putting it behind them. Now, Green wants to set the record straight and make it known that he and his teammates (and coaches) are cool.