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Throughout his breakout season, Draymond Green has expressed how close he is with his mother, Mary Babers-Green.
The mother-son storyline is getting even more attention during the build up to the NBA Finals, especially with how active she is on social media.
"My mom, she's special," Green recently said in a sit-down interview with Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports. "That's where I get my competitive nature from. That's where I get my mouth from. She's gonna say whatever comes to her mind. She's got to the point now where she understands ... she's toned it down a lot."
Toned it down?
"My mom used to be on blogs, going crazy," Green explained. "Somebody say something bad about me (shakes his head), she would be on the blogs going crazy, and then it would get back to me.
"I made her get off the blogs before, I made her get off Twitter before, I made her get off Facebook before. It's like, "Yo, you have to learn how to control that.' And one thing that I've told her is, 'The Twitter thing is fine. Do what you do. Have fun with it, but know everybody is watching you now.'
"You can't just say anything. You'll get condemned for it. I'll get condemned for it."
He isn't lying.
In April, when Jason Lloyd, the Cavaliers' beat writer for the Akron Beacon Journal didn't include Green on either of his All-Defense teams, she tweeted (then deleted), ""Tell him to jump in the Lake w/ weights!"
"That was all over my Twitter," Green explained soon thereafter. "All over my twitter ... Pretty funny. She got a little pleasant text from me (sarcastic)...
"There's no need to talk to him about that. And then I screen-shot how my Twitter was blowing up and I sent it to her like, 'See. Now this is what I have to deal with...' But yeah, she definitely doesn't like anyone to say anything about me.
"She usually has something to say back so I have to tell her, 'Listen. Stay off that stuff. Stay off Twitter. Just relax (laughing). I'm OK. They're not bothering me, they're not gonna change the way I play. They're not gonna do anything. I can handle myself, just relax."
Back in January, she declared that Draymond would be an All-Star if the game wasn't a "popularity contest."
Green may not be popular enough to be voted into to the All-Star Game, but he's beloved in the Bay Area and finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting.
He's enjoying the success and so is his mother.
"She loves it though. She'll call me like "Hey, I'm a celebrity. I'm a superstar.' I'm like, 'No you're not.' 'Yes I am. I'm a celebrity.'
"She's really enjoying it, rightfully so. She's been huge in my life, huge part of me being where I am today. She should enjoy it a little bit. But, still gotta keep an eye on her..."