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:
Defending himself, Green took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to call out Strauss for what he perceived to be clickbait:
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:
Even Green's mom, Mary Babers-Green, tweeted at Strauss:
To which Strauss replied:
While her initial tweet opened some eyes, Babers-Green later tweeted that she actually had not read the article:
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.