Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'

Having been a member of the Warriors for nearly five years, Draymond Green has become a fan of Oakland and its people.

Considering that, as well as Green’s outspoken nature, perhaps it’s not surprising he expressed profound distaste for the Raiders’ impending move to Las Vegas.

“That's crazy. I feel bad for the city of Oakland,” Green told reporters Tuesday night, after the Warriors posted a 113-106 win over the Rockets in Houston. “I don't even know how that's going to work, honestly, with a football team moving to Las Vegas. I feel bad for the city.

“If I were the fans, I wouldn't attend a game for the next two years. But that’s just me. That's ridiculous. No way I'd pay my money to attend a game.”

Though Green roots for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 27-year-old power forward has attended games at the Coliseum and developed relationships with members of the Raiders, a franchise established in Oakland in 1960. The team moved to Los Angeles in 1982, and returned to Oakland in 1995.

Green was 5 years old in Saginaw, Mich. when the Raiders returned to their original home in ‘95, and he, like many Bay Area Raiders fans, clearly is having trouble digesting the idea of them being based in another city.

“That's like moving the Dallas Cowboys or moving the Packers,” he said. “Moving the Raiders? You can move a lot of teams. Ain't many fan bases like the Raiders fan base. That's like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from LA.

“You just don't move certain franchises with the fan base they have.”

The Raiders are the second professional team preparing to vacate Oakland. The Warriors, after all, are planning to move to San Francisco in 2019.

“It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something,” Green said of the Raiders. “To Las Vegas? I wouldn't attend a game. I won't attend a game.

“And I'm not a diehard Raiders fan, but I support the city of Oakland. It ain't for me and I feel like all fans should feel that way. You just don't do that. Come on man, that's ridiculous.”

 

Iguodala on Klay's fashion: 'He doesn't know which way he wants to go'

Iguodala on Klay's fashion: 'He doesn't know which way he wants to go'

Programming note: Warriors-Blazers Game 4 coverage starts tonight at 6:30pm with Warriors Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area, and streaming live right here.

Klay Thompson was assisted by Andre Iguodala on 57 buckets during the regular season.

Off the floor, Iguodala is trying to assist Klay when it comes to fashion.

"Klay should wear staple pieces. He should wear the same thing every day," Iguodala told Logan Murdock of Bleacher Report. "He should dress like a Silicon Valley startup CEO."

But...

Klay "doesn’t know which way he wants to go."

In the feature, Iguodala opened up about the general fashion sense of his teammates and his own style.

“I’m wearing a blazer, like, all the time," Iguodala said. "That’s my go-to. A blazer, and I can just figure out if I want to wear jeans or slacks. Turn it into a suit. I can wear a turtleneck. I can wear a button-up (or a) gray tee.”

LeBron James issues get well message to Steve Kerr

LeBron James issues get well message to Steve Kerr

Programming note: Warriors-Blazers Game 4 coverage starts tonight at 6:30pm with Warriors Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area, and streaming live right here.

Steve Kerr is going through a difficult time.

And LeBron James wants the Warriors' head coach to know that he's thinking about him.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve Kerr, man," James said through Uninterrupted on Monday. "I'm not quite sure of the illness that he got going on, but anything that'll keep him away from the game, I know it can't be the best. So my thoughts and prayers from my family to Steve Kerr and his family, man. I wish you a healthy recovery.

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"And whatever that you going through, I hope the man above continue to put his blessing on top of you and the family, man, and you pull through and get back to the sideline and just get back to just being able to be you on a day-to-day basis.”

Kerr did not coach the Warriors in Game 3, will not be on the sideline for Game 4 and is out indefinitely.

He did attend the Warriors' shootaround on Monday morning.

LeBron and the Cavs completed the sweep of the Pacers on Sunday.

Cleveland will face the winner of the Raptors-Bucks series -- which is tied at 2-2.