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You don’t have to be a Golden State Warriors fan to know who Draymond Green is. A three-time NBA all-star playing his seventh season in the league, Green is almost impossible to miss considering the demonstrative nature of an on- and off-court personality that not coincidentally landed him in the middle of the most reported – and overanalyzed – story of the 2018-19 season: the verbal altercation between him and teammate Kevin Durant during a November 12 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers …Read More
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