Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green acknowledged Saturday that he has read Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's remarks about him, but he elected not to comment further on the matter. Asked if he was advised not to address Cuban's comments to ESPN, Green responded: "Nobody can prep me. I'm going to always say what I want. Ain't no prepping me. At all. Ever. Don't ever believe that. Can't prep me for nothing. Don't ever think that. "I do live in America. However, you can't prep me for nothing. Don't ever think I've been prepped for an interview. Don't work like that." A day earlier, Cuban told ESPN's Tim MacMahon that Green "owes the NBA an apology" after suggesting in an Instagram post last week that the word "owners" be banned from professional sports. Wrote Green: "For starters, let's stop using the word owner and maybe use the word Chairman. To be owned by someone just sets a bad precedent to start. It sets the wrong tone. It gives one the wrong mindset." Cuban then responded: "For him to try to turn it into something it's not is wrong. He owes the NBA an apology. I think he does, because to try to create some connotation that owning equity in a company that you busted your ass for is the equivalent of ownership in terms of people, that's just wrong." Two of Green's teammates spoke in his defense Saturday before the Warriors' game against the Denver Nuggets.
Warriors teammates defend Draymond Green after Mark Cuban criticism
ESPN | Nov 4