Draymond Green, the Golden State Warriors veteran shares in a recent interview why his rookie teammate Jonathan Kuminga would laugh at him every time he sees the former. The 32 years old star says that for a while, he dwelled over the fact as to what the reason could be behind the rookie’s such behavior. When he actually figured it out, it gave the veteran star some food for thought.
“If you see an OG, old head, doing something, you’re going to laugh and say, ‘Alright, I see you OG. And you’re really laughing at the fact that like that’s so old school that it’s funny. That’s how I feel like he was looking at me like, ‘Dude, you’re just old. You move old, you look old.’ ” Draymond explained in the interview on Wednesday, at the NBA finals media day in San Francisco.
When Draymond started playing in the 2009 national championship, Kuminga was 6 years old. The 13 year age difference between the two is quite evident, and Kuminga’s reaction to that fact was quite understandable to the 32 year old veteran.
“Honestly, that was a part of the growth and understanding of him,” Draymond further added. “Like OK, he look at me like I might look at a 55-year-old man that got on his gear, his get up. That’s how he’s looking at me. And that helped me further understand how I need to relate to him.”
The Golden State warriors are set to play the Boston Celtics in the upcoming NBA finals. Both the rookie and the veteran are expected to be playing in the finals.