Aside from winning more championships, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is on a mission to change the sports media landscape with his new movement called "the new media." Basically, Green's goal is all about erasing the sports "hot take" scene that has been dominating the industry for years.
Instead of depending on sports coverage that always talks about the "GOAT" debate or exaggerated analysis (similar to what the likes of Skip Bayless and Nick Wright do on television), Green wants to add nuance and player perspective when the media discusses NBA topics. After all, there's a reason why Green's podcast entitled "The Draymond Green show" is one of the most prominent podcasts in sports today.
Wright calls out Green's hypocrisy.
However, as the dog days of the offseason take place in August (trust us, we know), there's a challenge of churning out relevant topics that relate to the game today. And it seems Green learned it the hard way after he found himself debating a topic about Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant on his latest podcast episode — something he has repeatedly called out the "old media" for doing numerous times in the past.
On Green's latest podcast, he debated who the better scorer was between Anthony and Durant. Green eventually explained why he chose Anthony, but that's not why he received backlash. Wright, who has been a long-time sports broadcaster for Fox Sports, questioned Green on why he was debating this topic in the first place when the All-Star himself has said many times in the past that the (old) media should stop doing it.
"…. Maybe new media is falling into so many of the pitfalls old media deals with. I'm not here to say Draymond Green (the face of new media) can't keep his takes together, because he doesn't necessarily believe what he's saying," Wright said in Fox Sports' First Things First that aired on Friday.
"He's just trying to create content. What I'm saying is – actually, that's exactly what I'm saying. What I'm saying is, Draymond has become what he most despises. The inauthentic, inconsistent taker, just giving takes for the sake of takes. I've heard him call Kevin Durant the greatest scorer ever, and now he says he's not as good as Carmelo. It's just a bad take that Draymond doesn't even believe in," Wright concluded.
Wright is right
In fairness to Nick Wright, he did show proof of Green switching his take because not long ago, the latter was on TNT's "Inside the NBA," where he confirmed that Durant (not Anthony) was the best scorer of all time. Maybe Green recently did his research and realized that Melo is better, but Wright's point still stands — Green turned into what he most despises and called out the "old media" for in the first place.
Maybe Green has a decent explanation as to why he fell into this rabbit hole, but one thing's for sure, he took the L for this one.