The Los Angeles Clippers beat the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the first round on Wednesday. The Warriors have admitted that they haven’t been focusing on the task at hand vs. LA. Now, it’s time to get back to work and see if they can mesh together for another Finals run.
The Warriors are no strangers to internal strife, and things have notably ratcheted up a little bit between certain players. This year alone we’ve had Kevin Durant and Draymond Green at odds with each other. We’ve also had Steve Kerr at odds with Green.
That context is interesting and should be noted as we take a look at the video below. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, during practice on Thursday Draymond refused to turn down some music so that Kerr could hear the questions being asked by reporters.
I’m not necessarily going to read all that much into this. Guys need to get in their zone, and Green is definitely one of the most important playoff players there is. He has apparently lost 20 pounds just for this postseason run, and him not turning down to music doesn’t necessarily say much about his relationship with Kerr at this moment.
Still, it’s a little weird that Green couldn’t be more accommodating to his coach as they try to find some unity against a unit in the Clippers that is currently working together better than their opponents.