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Draymond Green Blasts Reporter Who Compared Warriors to Houston Floods

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 18: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors gets ready before the game against the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on April 18, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green has no tolerance for certain types of questions in his postgame press conferences.

Following the Warriors' 121-94 Game 4 win over the Houston Rockets on Sunday, a reporter started to ask Green about a connection between Golden State's performance and flooding in the Houston area. The 2016 All-Star didn't hesitate to openly blast the reporter's perceived intentions, courtesy of Joe Farris on YouTube:

On Tuesday, Henry Wofford of CSN Bay Area reported that the reporter was fired roughly one hour after Green's press conference.

According to CNN's Ray Sanchez, at least eight people died as a result of heavy rainfall and flooding in and around Houston. Green, collaborating with The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears for a playoff diary, addressed the situation April 18:

I have been following what has been going on in Houston, and it's very sad seeing that people have been losing their cars and their homes are damaged. I heard a couple of lives have been lost. That is tough. I am not sure what the problem is. I am not sure if their [draining] system is not right. Hopefully, it's something they can get corrected pretty soon.

Apparently, this wasn't the first time the reporter broached the subject with Green. The Warriors play-maker was well within his rights to dismiss the line of questioning.

Golden State is one victory from closing out the first-round series. Game 5 is set for Wednesday night in Oakland, California.

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