Green stopped himself from trying to be a vocal leader as he used to, mostly because he knew he had messed up. That spiraled and the Warriors could never get over that.
But now that Poole is no longer with the team, the four-time NBA champion admits that the thing that worried him the most was not having a chance to redeem himself.
Green Wanted Redemption
“What gave me doubt is that I didn’t know if I would have the opportunity to redeem myself,” Green told ESPN‘s Ohm Youngmisuk “Not [because] that thing necessarily happened. It’s that, do you have an opportunity to make it right, or is that just it? It doesn’t change what happened. It doesn’t change that I was at fault. But I’m a human being, and human beings do wrong.”
“But how do you stand when it goes wrong, when things ain’t on your side. When everybody’s against you, when the world is saying, ‘Oh man, now all of a sudden you’re not worth the money you make.’ Or, ‘You’re the cancer and you’re the problem’ four championships later,” he added.
Eventually, the front office sided with Green and signed him to a well-deserved contract extension, so it’s safe to say he’ll have plenty of chances to redeem himself.