Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green believes he is winning the mental game with fans even though the Warriors trail the Boston Celtics 2-1 in the NBA Finals.
Green explained that fans are more concerned with him and that he is living “rent-free” in their heads.
“Because you’re in their head,” Green said. “It’s all how you look at it. They’re going to spend all their time focused on me, then clearly, you’re living rent-free in their head. It’s all in their head.”
While Green may think he is winning the mental battle, the Warriors need him to give more on the court in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Green finished Game 3 with just two points, four rebounds and three assists. He also fouled out of the game.
In the first three games of this series, Green hasn’t been much of a factor on the offensive end of the floor. He is just 5-for-19 from the field in the series. He has tallied 15 assists in three games, but it hasn’t been enough for the Warriors to take the lead in the series.
Golden State desperately needs to win Game 4 in Boston to avoid falling behind 3-1 in the series. The Warriors have gotten some solid performances from star Stephen Curry, but the supporting cast around him has been questionable at best in the NBA Finals.
There’s no doubt that Celtics fans will continue to take shots at Green in the series, but the three-time champion is going to need to keep his composure to help the Warriors win the title.
So far, Green believes he is at least winning that battle.