Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green had a long offseason to think about his now-infamous NBA Finals suspension and his team's subsequent loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The failure seems to have made him more determined than ever—something he demonstrated in an interview published Monday with NBA.com's David Aldridge. Green said he wants to "destroy" his opponents, especially the Cavs.
I want to win the Western Conference, try to beat everybody in the Western Conference—which is a tough task. There are so many good teams. So that’s got to be our only focus, to win the Western Conference. And then, if Cleveland comes out of the east, I want to destroy Cleveland. No ifs, ands and buts about it. But I also know that there’s steps to get to that point. And if and when we get to that point, I want to annihilate them.
Just in case Alridge missed the point, Green quickly reiterated:
And [if the Cavs] get there, I want to completely destroy them. No ifs, ands or buts about it. That won’t change. I’m not saying we’re going to look forward to that. Like I said, there’s a long road ahead. And it’ll be a tough, tough road to get there. Nonetheless, if we get there, and they get there, I want to destroy them. Really ain’t no other way to put it.
Hopefully, Green can prevent himself from starting fights among his teammates long enough to make good on his desire to win.