- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 29, 2016

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is fully prepared for the hate to come rolling through his NBA club.

Golden State finished with a 73-9 record last season, the greatest record in the history of the NBA. And they got even better this offseason, adding Kevin Durant to their already all star-caliber roster. Now, they are bonafide champion favorites.

Green knows that they are now the bad guys of the NBA.

“We’re trying to win basketball games,” Green said. “If they want to make us the villain, that’s fine. They’re gonna boo us anyway everywhere we go, so that’s fine. The most fun I have in this game is going on another team’s floor and quieting their crowd anyway. So boo, then eventually you’ll shut up. And I’ll laugh. We’ll laugh. And we’ll keep it moving.”

The Warriors have 5-7 odds to win the championship this season. If they win it, it would be Golden State’s second championship in three and the team’s third-straight trip to the Final.

“That’s our No. 1 goal, to win a championship,” Green said. “So to say, ‘Oh, we don’t want people to hate us. Come on, love us.’ That’s what we’re doing? No. It’s not. Who cares? Our No. 1 goal is going to be our goal throughout. That’s just what it’ll be. Whoever don’t like that, I really can’t help you.”

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