Green admits he was wrong in last year's spat with Durant
Almost a year after the infamous argument between then- Golden State Warriors teammates Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, Green has publicly admitted he was out of line.
"I just had to accept the fact that I was wrong," Green told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on "The Woj Pod." "And once I was able to get over my stubbornness and accept the fact that I was wrong, I was able to move on. I lost (Durant's) trust. How do I get that back? Not so we can win a championship or we can win some games ... but I actually loved this guy - like, that's really my brother. And so not knowing what's next in our relationship bothered me more."
Green was suspended one game by the team for his outburst last November. He appeared on Wojnarowski's podcast alongside Warriors general manager Bob Myers. Green said that both the GM and head coach Steve Kerr told him he had to apologize to Durant, whom he reportedly dared to leave via free agency.
Ultimately, Durant did just that. He's now a member of the Brooklyn Nets.
"Bob and (Kerr), they told me, like, 'You need to apologize to Kevin,' before I got suspended," Green said. "And I said, 'No, I'm not apologizing because y'all telling me to apologize. I'm not gonna do that.' And I didn't. And I never apologized to him until I came to grips with myself."
Green said he's patched up his relationship with Durant, but took issue with KD's comments in September about never feeling like a member of the Warriors' homegrown core.
"The thing that bothered me the most was that when, you know, when Kevin goes on his things he's doing in the media or stuff and he says, 'Oh, I wasn't a part of that,'" Green said. "Or, like, 'I was different than those guys.' ... No, he (was) one of us, and it pisses me off."
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