Following the Miami Heat's 111-103 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, several Heat players "thanked" Draymond Green.
During an interview on TNT's "Inside the NBA" on Thursday, Green wrote off the Heat and predicted with confidence that the Golden State Warriors would be facing the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals.
“I’m going to tell you who I think we’re going to play. We’re going to play Boston,” Green told Shaquille O'Neal, who had asked him which team he wanted to face. “That’s who we’re going to play.”
This comment upset several players on the Heat.
“I don’t know what part of the game is that,” Heat forward PJ Tucker told Yahoo Sports. “A player picking a team before they’re out? That’s crazy, bro.”
“He let Shaq peer pressure him into saying some s*** he ain’t got no business saying,” Udonis Haslem told Yahoo Sports. “I didn’t sleep much after he said that. That was some bulls***. Draymond broke the code. You ain’t supposed to say some s*** like that. That’s disrespectful. He know better than that.
“We’re going home [for Game 7]. We did what we were supposed to do. Don’t ever count us out.”
Game 7 between the Heat and Celtics is Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.