“I Like to See Them Suffer”: Draymond Green Happy Celtics Were Eliminated From Playoffs

“I Like to See Them Suffer”: Draymond Green Happy Celtics Were Eliminated From Playoffs

Edwin Kiplagat
June 1, 2023 at 10:13 AM
  • Draymond Green is delighted the Boston Celtics lost in Game 7 of the East finals against the Miami Heat
  • The Golden State Warriors star had a back-and-forth with the Celtics finals in the NBA Finals last year
  • The Celtics lost the conference finals to the Heat despite coming back from 0-3 down in the NBA series

Golden State Warriors veteran, Draymond Green has hit back at Boston Celtics fans after their team was knocked out of the 2023 playoffs by the Miami Heat.

Green said he was happy they lost because of the past behavior toward the four-time NBA champion.

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Draymond Green was reportedly abused by Celtics fans in last year's NBA Finals. Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE.
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The Celtics were on the cusp of NBA history after coming back from an 0-3 deficit, but were crushed in the Eastern Conference finals by the Heat.

They lost 103-84 at home in Game 7, ending a frustrating postseason in which, many feel the Celtics underachieved.

Green and the Celtics fans have a complicated relationship. They went back and forth in last season's NBA Finals, but it is Green and the Warriors that got the last laugh, per AP.

Green destroys Celtics fans

On a recent episode of his podcast, The Draymond Green Show, the Warriors forward unleashed a scathing attack on the Celtics fans.

"It did not hurt me to watch the Boston Celtics fans suffer. Those people were really rude to me last year and I like to see them suffer. Quite frankly, for the second year in a row, in a big close out game, the Boston fans suffered," Green said, via CBS Sports.

Green said Boston fans deserved the Game 7 defeat because of how they treated him during the 2022 NBA Finals.

"Boston Celtics fans will make excuses and I ain't hearing none of that [expletive] because y'all rude and I'm happy y'all lost. Especially those of you that were in that arena, I'm happy y'all lost. Stop being the way that you are, like at some point you just cant be that. So stop doing that, and you know what that is. I don't need to go into that."

This is the second season in a row that the Celtics have collapsed in an elimination game. Some will point to Jayson Tatum's injury in Game 7 game, but Boston was dreadful in the first three games of the series.

Green on racist abuse

Sports Brief earlier reported on Green revealing he received racist abuse in the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

He had a back-and-forth with the passionate Celtics fans in the pulsating series but had the last laugh through the Warriors.

Green said he was shocked to hear racial slurs from the crowd and to make it worse, he heard them while playing on the court.

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