Are you going to back down to somebody? If not, you're giving yourself a chance.

Draymond Green

Draymond Green

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American

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When I came out in the draft, people kept asking me, 'So are you a small forward or a power forward?' and I was like, 'I'm a basketball player.' Period.

I'm blessed. I get to play the game I love for a living and make a lot of money doing it.

I'm not as athletic as some guys, so I have to counter that with a tremendous brain that thinks the game.

Sometimes it's tougher against bad teams because you can't really get a read on them.

I wouldn't necessarily say I'm arrogant. I'm just confident.

I have a great smile. A lot of people don't know that.

I will not feel like I've made it until the day I retire from basketball because there's something that I can always get better at, and there's always somebody better, and that's what drives me.

Think about the deflections. The offense can't score every play. They're just trying to get a good shot. If I can deflect a pass, even if it doesn't cause a turnover, it will throw their timing off half-a-second. That half-a-second might mess up their shot.

Playing point guard is someone's instincts. They're used to that. That's my instincts.

You learn from adversity more than anything because it allows you to see so much. It really allows you to see things in a different way.

Every time you make a jump, whether it's from high school to college or college to the NBA, you're going to hear questions about your athletic ability.

It just doesn't go with my story to be a first round pick, because I had to grind my whole life.

I can see things before they happen on the court.

Four-men aren't used to picking up guys pushing the ball in transition. Let alone, somebody getting the rebound and just busting.