Draymond Green still insults the Pacers after making Eastern Conference Finals

The Indiana Pacers will be taking on Boston for the right to go to the NBA Finals. Apparently, their playoff run hasn't been enough to warrant respect from Draymond Green.
Feb 8, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) boxes out
Feb 8, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) boxes out / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Indiana Pacers are taking on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. To get there, they had to beat the Bucks and the Knicks. Yes, both of those teams were injured while facing Indiana, but that doesn't mean that the Pacers also didn't play well.

Indiana dispatched the Bucks in six games and then won a Game 7 in Madison Square Garden to earn their spot in the Conference Finals. Also, they can't control how injured other teams are. They just play the team that's in front of them, and they've beaten both of them.

Apparently, that's not enough in Draymond Green's eyes. The Warriors forward earlier this season called the Pacers an "82-game team" in reference to the regular season. He did not see this run coming. When asked if he needed to apologize for it, he doubled down.

Draymond Green continues to insult the Pacers during their playoff run

Take a look at the clip below from Green's podcast.

Green essentially implies that the only reason why Indiana is in the East Finals is because of the injuries other teams have had in front of them. He gives no credit to Indiana actually being a good team. They just had a historic shooting display in a Game 7 and they can't get any credit still?

This is just more bulletin board for a board that is getting pretty full for the Pacers. The disrespect around them has been widespread since the playoffs started. They were the six-seed coming in and have beaten two higher-seeded teams, and they still can't get respect.

They have a chance to be undeniably good now. If they beat Boston and make the Finals, there's nothing anyone can say. Boston is mostly healthy and had the best record in the league during the regular season. Beating them would mean that the Pacers are legitimately a great team.


I think they're great. Other Indiana Pacers fans think they are too. They have a chance to show the rest of the NBA that they are.