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Draymond Green

American professional basketball player

Draymond Green
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Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

Early Life, Family & Education

Draymond Jamal Green, or Draymond Green for short, was born on March 4, 1990, to Wallace Davis and Mary Babers.

He was born in Saginaw, Michigan, in the United States, and has three sisters, LaToya Babers, Jordan Davis, and Gabby Davis, as well as two brothers, Braylon Green and Torrian Harris.

His parents split while he was still a child, and Draymond moved in with his mother. His mother, Mary, is quite close to him. Raymond Green is his stepfather’s name.

Green received his high school diploma from Saginaw High School.

The basketball coach saw his potential and pushed him to pursue a basketball career.

High School & College Career

Draymond Green attended Saginaw High School and was coached by Lou Dawkins. With a 26-1 record, his team won the Class A state title. Green was ranked 36th on the ESPN top 150 lists.

Draymond Green joined Michigan State in 2007 and played 37 games that season, averaging 3.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. After that season, he improved dramatically and was named MSU’s most improved player.

He guided his squad to the Championship championship in 2011/12. Most significantly, he was named four times as a player of the week and was named Big Ten Player of the Year that season.

He graduated as one of just three players in Michigan State history to have more than 1000 points and 1000 assists.

First NBA Championship and All-Star Selection

Green averaged 13.6 points per game during the Warriors’ 5-2 start to the season. The Warriors went 16 games undefeated following that, with Green averaging 13.3 points per game.

In-Game 6 of the NBA Finals, he achieved a triple-double, becoming only the sixth player in NBA history to do it.

He won the NBA title and was second in the Most Improved Player and Defensive Player of the Year awards.

Green achieved his third and fourth career triple-double in two consecutive games in November 2015.

After a month, he scored 24 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists, 5 steals, and 5 blocks against the Boston Celtics, extending the Warriors’ winning run to 24-0.

Despite Draymond’s 24 points and 11 rebounds, the Milwaukee Bucks ended the Warriors’ 25-game winning run.

On March 30, he became the first player in NBA history to achieve 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 500 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocks in a single season. He set a career-high with 37 points in a postseason game against the Trail Blazers.

 

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Second NBA Championship

Green continued to perform at a high level after the start of the new season and was named to the NBA All-Star Game for the second time.

Day-Day became the only player in NBA history to have five blocks and 10 thefts in February. He became the first Warriors player to have 150 steals and 100 blocks in a single season on March 31.

Furthermore, he assisted the Golden State Warriors in winning the 2017 NBA title and became the first team to go 12-0 in the playoffs.

Green became the first Warriors player to earn the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award at the end of the season.

National Team

Green averaged 8.6 points and 6.0 rebounds for the United States National Team during the 2011 Summer Universiade Men’s Basketball Tournament. Despite Green’s outstanding performance, the United States finished sixth.

Green was a member of the US Olympic squad that won gold in Rio in 2016.

Career Highlights and Awards

  • 3 × NBA Winner (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • 3 × NBA All-Star (2016,17,18)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year – 2017
  • NBA Steals Leader – 2017
  • Big Ten Player of the year – 2012
  • No. 23 was retired by Michigan State Spartans in his honor.

 Net Worth & Salary

Green signed a three-year, $2.6 million contract with the Warriors after being picked in the NBA draft. In 2015, he signed a five-year, $82 million contract extension with the Warriors.

His current pay is based on a five-year, $118 million contract he signed with the Golden State Warriors in 2019. Celebritynetworth.com reports that:

Draymond contributed a record fee of $3.1 million to Michigan State on September 15, 2015.

In August 2020, Draymond purchased a huge house in LA’s Brentwood district for $9.6 million. The home is in the same neighborhood as LeBron James and Blake Griffin, two other NBA stars.

Wife and Children

Green married TV actress Hazel Renee in January 2019. The pair has yet to marry and is now living blissfully in Los Angeles. Renee is also a former Basketball Wives star. The pair began dating in 2017 and were engaged last year.

In addition, Hazel has appeared in Season 3 of Empire and Season 2 of Showtime’s The Chi. Renee is also a close friend of Warriors sharpshooter Stephen Curry’s wife, Ayesha Curry.

Hazel also has a daughter from a previous relationship named Olive. Draymond had a relationship with Jelissa Hardy before dating Hazel. He and she have a kid named Draymond Jr.

 

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Unfortunately, the couple divorced shortly after Jr was born. Green has also adopted Hardy’s daughter, Kyla Green, from prior relationships.

Not to mention, Hazel and Draymond recently announced the birth of their first child, Cash, in December 2020.

 

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Controversies

During the game, Draymond is frequently punished with fouls. He has previously received an NBA punishment for fouling LA Clippers Blake Griffin, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Steven Adams, Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James, and his own teammate Kevin Durant.

Daymond Green referred to Kevin as a “b-ch” during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers in November 2018. According to other stories, Green also said to Durant, “We don’t need you.” We won without your help. Leave“.

He was afterward banned for one day for cursing a colleague. As charitable as Green is, he is frequently drawn into scandals.

He was arrested in July 2016 after getting into a brawl with Michigan State defensive back Jermaine Edmondson. After paying a $200 bond, he was freed four hours later.

Green got into a fight with Toronto Raptors supporter and rapper Drake during Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Furthermore, Draymond paid a $50,000 fine in August 2020 for a statement he made against Devin Booker during the pregame show.

Age, Height

Green is considered short for his power forward position. He is 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) tall, and his current weight is 104kg (230 lb.). Additionally, he is 30 years old.

Social Media Presence:

Instagram account: 3.2M followers

Twitter account: 1.3M followers

Some FAQ’s

How many rings does Draymond Green have?

Draymond Green has three championship rings with the Golden State Warriors, having won them in 2014-2015, 2016-2017, and 2017-2018.

How many technical fouls does Draymond Green have this year?

Green has 12 technical fouls as of the 2020 season. Similarly, if Green is found to be 16 by the end of the year, he will face an immediate suspension and a $5,000 punishment.

How many triple-doubles does Draymond Green have?

Draymond Green has 24 career triple-doubles.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Draymond Jamal Green Sr.
Birth Date March 04, 1990
Birth Place Saginaw, Michigan
Nick Name Day-Day; The Dancing Bear; Dray; DrayMagic
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Education High School: Saginaw High SchoolCollege: Michigan State University
Horoscope Pisces
Father’s Name Wallace Davis
Mother’s Name Mary Babers
Siblings Six (Braylon Green; Torrian Harris; Jordan Davis; Gabby Davis; LaToya Barbers)
Age 32 Years Old
Height 6’ 6” (198 cm)
Weight 104 kg (230 lb.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Not Available
Marital Status Engaged
Fiancée Hazel Renee
Children Draymond Jr.(son); Kyla Green(daughter); Olive(daughter)
Sport Basketball
League NBA
Position Power Forward, Center
Drafted year 2012
Jersey Number 23 (Golden State Warriors)
Currently plays for Golden State Warriors
Salary $16.4 Million
Net Worth $50Million
Shoes Converse
Social Media InstagramTwitter

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