The reigning NBA champion Draymond Green sat down with Eugene “Big U” Henley on Checc’n ~ In Podcast with Big U by Caffeine to discuss his early upbringing, discovering that his mother only made $17K/year, how the young Warriors reacted to Mark Jackson’s firing in 2014, and why this Warriors’ has never viewed the Los Angeles Lakers as a threat.
“For us, when we really started to come to play in the west, was once we started having battles with the Clippers,” Green said. “The Lakers for us was like that’s cool, that’s them. We can’t compete with that. They OG’s like if we’re going to match up with them in the playoffs and they beat us, they supposed to, that’s cool.
“So we weren’t really looking at the Lakers like ‘We gotta get to them.’ Who we were looking at was everyone at that time was talking about how the Clippers were the next young team up, but we didn’t believe that.”