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Draymond Green roasts Evan Turner for 'unfair' Warriors dynasty complaints

Draymond roasts Turner for ‘unfair’ Warriors dynasty complaints originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Draymond Green let his thoughts be heard after former NBA player Evan Turner called Kevin Durant‘s three-year Warriors stint “lame” and “unfair” earlier this week.

“Let me start by saying this is the only soundbite of this whole episode that I’ve heard. So I have no context,” Green wrote Saturday on Instagram. “Dominating is lame? This sounds like someone who got they ass kicked often! Good work fellas.”

Turner aired out his complaints on the “Point Forward” podcast to co-host Andre Iguodala, who played alongside Durant for all three of his seasons in the Bay Area. Turner let Iguodala hear his grievances.

“Y’all won a lot of championships, but it was lame as f–k,” Turner said. “For four or five years, there was a media run. And there was a hype train of a franchise running through, which were the Warriors. That was [Durant] doing that. You know what I mean?

“There were just certain points where it just seemed unfair. We’re not knocking it — to each their own — but it was just like you had to wait until this narrative ended in the moment of history.”

Turner, the No. 2 overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft, played for five teams over a decade in the league. He made the playoffs in eight of those 10 seasons but never made it past the conference finals.

Durant and the Warriors ended Turner’s season twice in three campaigns with the Portland Trail Blazers — in the first round of the 2017 playoffs and in the 2019 Western Conference finals. Both series ended in a Golden State four-game sweep.

“I’m not knocking it, but at the same time, I’m still playing against Andre Iguodala, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and whoever else,” Turner said. “That’s like playing against [Michael Jordan], fool. It still don’t make no sense. It doesn’t justify anything.

“Y’all won a lot of championships, but it was lame as f–k.”

Later in the podcast, Turner went on to praise the Warriors organization. On Friday, he responded to a tweet from a Warriors fan who pointed out that the franchise struggled to sign big-name free agents before the days of Curry, Thompson and Iguodala.

“That’s lit, if listened to the rest of the pod you’d hear the proper respect for the fanbase and the legacy,” Turner posted on Twitter. “The fans who showed up to sell out [Oracle Arena] when the teams weren’t great deserved the dynasty that’s going on now. Just not with forming a team with four of top 20 players.”

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Green and Turner’s friendly relationship dates to their collegiate careers, when they overlapped for two seasons as Big Ten rivals at Michigan State and Ohio State, respectively. They have bet on Spartans-Buckeyes games in the past, and Green was a “Point Forward” guest in May.

Still, though, the four championship rings give Green the right to put critics of the Warriors dynasty in their place.

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