Another championship parade, another custom-made shirt for Draymond Green.
Just four days after the Golden State Warriors clinched their third title in four years with a sweep of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State’s outspoken enforcer showed up to the championship festivities wearing a shirt with a not-so-subtle shot directed toward LeBron James.
The black shirt featured a clenched golden fist with three championship rings (2015, 2017 and 2018) and the caption “mood…” under it — an ode to James’ Instagram post from November. In the post, James shared a picture of a clenched fist from the children’s cartoon, Arthur, with the same caption.
Asked during an appearance on NBC Sports Bay Area to describe his outfit choice, Green at first kept it simple.
“Arthur fist,” Green said. ” … It’s just a mood. It’s a big mood.”
When asked how the Warriors were able to fight through adversity to win another championship, Green elaborated.
“Honestly, they want a political answer, but the fact of the matter is, we just cut from a different cloth,” he said. “There’s a lot of guys in this league, they’re soft. We’re just cut from a different cloth. … I told one of them dudes from Cavs after the game, he tried to shake my hand, I said, ‘Tristan (Thompson), we ain’t cut the same.’ “
At last year’s parade, Green showed up wearing a shirt with “Quickie” written on it in the same font as the logo for Quicken Loans Arena — the home of the Cavs.
Despite the occasional on-court flare ups and off-court jabs, James and Green are friends. Don’t forget: James wore an “Ultimate Warrior” shirt after the Cavs stunned the Warriors in the 2016 Finals.
But while Green gets the award for best troll during Tuesday’s celebration, Warriors general manager Bob Myers had perhaps the funniest moment of the day.
When answering a question about his declaration that Kevin Durant can sign “whatever deal he wants,” Myers took a jab at the back-to-back Finals MVP.
“That was just for the media,” Myers joked. “He can’t have anything at all. … (Stephen Curry’s contract situation) was different. He’s been here from the way before days. He’s earned it.”
Durant, of course, joined the Warriors as a free agent in the summer of 2016, while Curry has been with the franchise since he was drafted in 2009.