The Golden State Warriors have a plethora of dynamic family duos. There are the obvious ones in Steph and father Dell Curry, along with Klay and father Mychal Thompson. Even James Michael McAdoo, who only played in 15 games for the Warriors, has NBA bloodlines as his father is second cousins with Hall of Famer, Bob McAdoo.
But, perhaps the most popular duo from the Warriors right now is a former second-round draft pick and his mother. Of course, this would be Warriors forward Draymond Green and his mother Mary Babers-Green, who recently took over the Warriors Championship Parade when she paired up for an interview with Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch.
On Monday, the two took to Twitter to interract with fans and answer questions. Draymond had people use #AskDraymond and #AskSaginaw to answer questions while Mary simply used #AskMary.
Below are some of the best responses that the two gave their fans:
When asked what five NBA players, past or present, he would bring to a street fight, Draymond gave a bit of a surprise answer. To no surprise, the Michigan native included Rick Mahorn of the notorious Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" teams, and Charles Oakley had his fair share of basketball scuffles, including a preseason fight with Charles Barkley in 1996. But then he included Gary Trent, who bounced around the league with four different teams before playing overseas, but probably motivates Draymond as an undersized forward that was known to fight for every rebound. Draymond's last two names are the most notable to Warriors fans. The 6-foot-11 Jermaine O'Neal finished his career in 2013-14 with Golden State, and last, but not least, he chose Steph Curry, showing the respect that his teammates have for the NBA MVP's toughness.
How many other Draymond's have you heard of? Well, a fan wanted to know how he got his name and Mary gave us the answer that perhaps a lot of us were wondering. Turns out she just added a twist to his father's name, Raymond.
Draymond Green went from playing 21.9 minutes per game with 6.2 points and 5 rebounds per game in 2013-14 to 31.5 minutes per game and 11.7 points with 8.2 rebounds per game in 2014-15. According to the man himself, the biggest change to his game last summer was putting his body to the test and getting in better shape. The results paid huge dividends.
Draymond Green has created himself into a prolific defender. He finished second in the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, behind Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, despite earning more first place votes than him. So, who does Mary love seeing Draymond shutdown more than anybody? None other than Western Conference foe and Los Angeles Clippers forward, Blake Griffin.
The Warriors team chemistry was evident from how they played to their social media posts. This was a cohesive unit. But, if he had to pick one teammate as his favorite, Draymond would go with the same he'd bring to a street fight, Steph Curry. He also included his Michigan State teammate, Travis Walton.
If Draymond Green didn't play basketball, his mother would like to see him be a commentator, which makes sense as he seems plenty comfortable with talking into a camera. Mary also gave us the news that Draymond always wanted to work with youth at a juvenile center too. When he's finished with his basketball career, Draymond could certainly have a second career worth watching.
Draymond Green is a winner. Under coach Tom Izzo at Michigan State, he made it to the NCAA Championship Game as a freshman, the Final Four as a sophomore, the First Round as a junior, and the Sweet Sixteen as a senior. In only his third season in the NBA, Green won an NBA title under Steve Kerr. But, he cannot choose between the two as who he likes more and showed his respect for both instead.
Finally, Mary didn't play family favorite with Draymond and put his NBA championship to the back seat. Her proudest moment as a mother is seeing her sons grow up and graduate college. The two will certainly give fans enjoyment on Twitter again.