It's been a year of ups and downs for Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green. Up: He's one of the starring players for the Warriors, one of the winningest teams in NBA history. Down: They still lost the championship. Up: He's in this fantastic Beats ad. Down: He got arrested on assault charges following a Michigan tiff. Up: His dick, all over the internet Sunday.
In an incident that I will regularly use to point out to people that just because one is a 20something man one is not necessarily good at using social media, a picture of an erect penis appeared on the 26-year-old athlete's Snapchat My Story, remaining only briefly before being deleted.
In the photo, which a straight-but-not-narrow man I know described as "an unflattering picture that really didn't give me a full sense of the dick in play," one sees a portion of a male member, with the scrotum hidden by a wadded-up sheet. Which, given Green's predilection for aggressive contact with other men's testicles, perhaps makes sense — he knows, better than most, that those things need to be protected! If you must, you can view the as-NSFW-as-it-gets photo in question here.
Initially, Green claimed that he'd been hacked:
Hacked..... Can't win right now— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) July 31, 2016
But before a practice session for the Olympic men’s basketball team (of which he is a member) Sunday, Green came clean.
“It was a situation where it was meant to be a private message and kind of hit the wrong button, you know?” He said to assembled members of the media, including a reporter from the Associated Press.
“Like I said, it was meant to be private, but we’re all one click away from placing something in the wrong place and I suffered from that this morning.”
Green's suffering continued behind his back, as his teammates mocked him as the interview continued. I laughed aloud that this video, and I think you might, too. (It contains use of profanity, so turn it down or headphone up if you're in mixed company.)
“I figured it out pretty quick, but in this world, quick ain’t quick enough...Once it’s out, it’s out,” Green admitted.
But despite the self-pitying tone of his initial tweet that cried "hacked," Green asserts that he's still living the dream.
“There’s so many people who struggles on a daily basis, that are going through the struggles on the daily basis, that for me to sit here and say I can’t catch a break because I got suspended for a game in the finals, or I can’t catch a break because of this situation or, like I’m living my dreams, I’m playing in the Olympics."
“So to say I can’t catch a break, I think that’s disrespectful to everybody because like, how many people get to live their dream?”
That's a great attitude, Draymond. Keep it up!
Lol sheesh— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) July 31, 2016