Isiah Thomas went after Draymond Green for sitting a regular season basketball game, calling understaffed Golden State’s loss to an equally-understaffed San Antonio Spurs squad a “forfeit.”
Green made an appearance on TNT on Monday and took a little heat from Thomas for the Golden State Warriors resting their starters against a banged up Spurs team on Saturday night. Golden State lost, 107-85, in a fairly lackluster game considering these are the two best teams in the league.
“I’m gonna keep it 100 with you,” Thomas said, channeling Larry Wilmore. “I’m looking at the schedule and I’m thinking ‘y’all going to San Antonio … y’all are scared to go to San Antonio.’ And I’m gonna ask you: why’d y’all forfeit the game?”
Green laughed at the question, while Thomas compared not playing an AAU team you’re afraid of when you’re young. Green paused, then calmly replied.
“I’ve never been one to be scared of anything. I don’t really know if, you know, being scared of another team is the right choice of words. And even if we were scared, they were without LaMarcus (Aldridge). They were without Kawhi (Leonard). So, if there were any type of scariness in that situation, we would have looked and said, ‘Oh man, they ain’t playing. Well, let’s just go win the game.’ But being that it has nothing to do with that, we said we were going to rest this game … well we can definitely go win that. For sure. But nah, we’re going to rest like we said we were gonna do.
That’s really all it was. If we could get a better scheduling, then maybe we can go out there and play.”