Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green told ESPN that his comments about New York Knicks owner James Dolan using a "slave master mentality" toward Charles Oakley "came off the wrong way." Green originally made his comments earlier this week on his on his "Dray Day" podcast on Uninterrupted, saying Dolan took issue with Oakley's criticisms after the organization benefited from his contributions as a player. "You doing it for me, it's all good," Green said. "You doing it against me -- you speaking out against my organization -- it's not good anymore? That's a slave mentality. A slave master mentality. That's ridiculous. "It was all fine and dandy when he was laying people out, taking fines and all this stuff for your organization. But now, all of a sudden, when he says something that he feels, it's a problem." On Thursday, however, Green clarified those comments to ESPN. "I never said James Dolan has a slave master mentality," Green told ESPN Radio's Meet The All-Stars show that will air Saturday (5:30 p.m. ET). "I said when you look at something and someone is doing something for someone and all of a sudden they can't anymore, that falls under the slave mentality. "... I can't say James Dolan is a racist. I don't know James Dolan. Honestly, if he walked past me right now, I wouldn't know who he is." Green maintains that Dolan is in the wrong for how he has treated Oakley. "I thought it was unfair the way Oakley was treated. I thought some of the things said about Charles Oakley -- from James Dolan, from the New York Knicks' Twitter handle -- some of the things said about Oakley was wrong, and I still feel that way," Green said. "However, I think that was a mistake by Dolan and a mistake by the Knicks, then I followed up and made the same mistake.
Draymond Green: Remarks about James Dolan 'came off the wrong way'
ESPN | Feb 17