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Warrior Wonder: Draymond is the greatest triple-doubler in Dubs History

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Green “messed around” and made history with his performance against the Houston Rockets.

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“MAKING HISTORY”

Hey Dub Nation, what does that phrase represent?

A.) A full color photo-book of a Michael Jackson album?

B.) What the Warriors do every time they boot James Harden out of the playoffs? As in, “he’s gone, he’s history”?

C.) To do something important that has not been done before and will be recorded publicly and remembered for a long time? — Cambridge Online Dictionary

Hmmm! Those are all great choices. In selecting today’s Warriors Wonder, I felt that “C” provides the closest description to what Draymond Green did Thursday night in the Golden State Warriors’ 124-114 romping win over the Houston Rockets.

Dray messed around and got a triple-double

Remember the lyrics from hardcore rapper-turned-friendly mogul Ice Cube’s quintessential gangsta tune, “Today Was A Good Day” (edited version)?

“Get me on the court and I’m trouble/Last week messed around and got a triple-double”

The preposterous notion of the short, chunky, foul-mouthed Ice Cube dominating random Los Angeles basketball courts in the early ‘90s has charmingly endured in that lyric for decades. Green, however, is actually the real-life incarnation of that verse.

Undersized, stocky, and vociferous as hell, Green has been piling up triple-doubles his whole career. His latest masterpiece came in Houston: 17 points, 14 rebounds, and 10 assists against the Rockets.

In today’s weird world where many people digest basketball solely through highlights, the word “triple-double” has seemingly come to indicate that any player who achieves it is above criticism (i.e. Lebron James in the last Finals, or Russell Westbrook in last years playoffs).

But...does it REALLY matter if a player gets a triple-double if his team is getting buried? Not in the eyes of this snarky blogger. With the Warriors, when Green stuffs the stat sheet like that, his team wins.

Every damn time.

Dray in action

Here are the highlights of Green making history for your viewing pleasure.

I have to single out this assist though. Watch him deliver a pass so sweet to Nick Young that the ball literally refuses to miss.

Honorable Mention for Warrior Wonder

If you went with Stephen Curry (29 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, infinite snatching of Chris Paul’s soul) or Klay Thompson (28 points, 6-of-10 from three-point range), I wouldn’t be mad at you.

But what would Ice Cube say?

Poll

Who is the Warrior Wonder for the win in Houston on Jan 4?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Steph Curry
    (130 votes)
  • 0%
    Andre Iguodala
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Zaza Pachulia
    (5 votes)
  • 14%
    Klay Thompson
    (76 votes)
  • 43%
    Draymond Green
    (234 votes)
  • 0%
    Nick Young
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Pat McCaw
    (3 votes)
  • 13%
    Kevon Looney
    (74 votes)
  • 0%
    Shaun Livingston
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    David West
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Jordan Bell
    (4 votes)
539 votes total Vote Now