Green tweeted out the following tweet and received a lot of criticism for it:
I guess I should cry too… no Charlotte?
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
As we all know, Draymond Green never minces his words. When he was a guest on Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum’s podcast, Green didn’t back down from his criticism of Gobert and explained why the Jazz center should not have cried (h/t Ryan Nagelhout of UPROXX).
“I guess I was just raised a little different,” Green said. “That’s just not OK with me. I’m all for passion and people showing their emotion and all these things, but to cry that you don’t make the All-Star Game is a bit much for me.
“And credit to Rudy. He didn’t make it and he had 25 and 13 that night. Go do that though. Credit to him for going out and having the game he had right after thinking he should have been an All-Star and not getting the nod. I respect that and I rock with that.
“But the first part (crying), I can’t get with that. I don’t believe in that. I don’t think that’s cool.”
Rudy Gobert got emotional because he was talking about how his mom called him crying over the news of the All-Star snub. Gobert and Green have never been fond of each other to begin with, and that’s not going to change.