Draymond Green is one of the most powerful voices in sports community. He has never been shy to express himself or his opinions on things that happen around him. For his team, he is their biggest mentor and motivator. His presence has been a huge factor in their success on the court.
The former All-Star currently have four rings with the Golden State Warriors having won his most recent in the 2022 NBA Finals. He forms a part of the Warriors veteran core which comprises of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson who are top three shooters of all time.
The former Defensive Player of the Year earned this title because of his high IG style of playing. You will be able to see it in his work with Curry while helping him run the Warriors offense. His peers have high regard for him including the legend himself LeBron James who has shown interests in playing with DG too.
Draymond Green shares an emotional story about his upbringing
Most NBA Players are extremely well settled in life with the best type of luxury living. But not all have had a great upbringing much like Draymond Green. The player revealed his story on the Checc’n In Podcast by Caffeine. He admitted that as a kid, he was not fully aware of his family’s financial status.
“And going back to my mom, I’m so appreciative of her. I know my mom used to tell us when we kids, ‘We poor! Stop asking, we ain’t got it. We poor.’ But it never appeared to me that we were poor, you know what I’m saying? We had a house, we had lights, we had water. You know, there were a couple times it got cut off but she got it cut right back on.”
“When I got to the NBA my rookie year, my accountant said, ‘Hey, you should claim your mom on your taxes.’ In order to claim her on taxes, I had to find out how much money she made. My mom was making $17,000 a year. I said, ‘Wow, we really were poor.’ She never let me see that.” Dray is currently worth $60 million and earns a $16 million salary under contract with Warriors.