Draymond Green Reveals That Adam Silver Talked Him Out Of Retirement
Last month, Draymond Green was once again ejected from the court. Just a couple of weeks after serving a five-game suspension for a headlock on Rudy Gobert, the Golden State Warriors star delivered a punch to Suns big man, Jusuf Nurkić’s face.
After the incident, the NBA announced that Green has been suspended indefinitely. The NBA announced the penalty handed down by chief of operations, Joe Dumars, while also revealing that Green needs to fulfill some terms and requirements, before he’ll get reinstated.
Then, on Saturday, it was reported that the NBA reinstated Green, with him being expected to return on the hardwood next Sunday. Turns out that a return seemed to be in question. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that in a new edition of the Draymond Green Show, the defensive star revealed that Adam Silver talked him out of retirement, per ESPN:
“I told him, ‘Adam this is too much for me. … This is too much. It’s all becoming too much for me — and I’m going to retire.’ And Adam said, ‘You’re making a very rash decision and I won’t let you do that.’
We had a long, great conversation — very helpful to me. Very thankful to play in a league with a commissioner like Adam who’s more about helping you than hurting you; helping you than punishing you. He’s more about the players.”