Draymond Jamal Green Sr. is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California.
Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
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Green, who plays primarily at the power forward position, was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team and won his first NBA championship with the Warriors in 2015.
The NBA All-Defensive Team is an annual National Basketball Association honor given since the 1968–69 NBA season to the best defensive players during the regular season.
The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association played between the Western and Eastern champions of the Conference Finals.
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Green was named an NBA All-Star the following two seasons.
Green grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, and played college basketball for Michigan State, where he helped the Spartans earn two Final Four appearances and a Big Ten Tournament championship in 2012.
The history of basketball is traced back to a YMCA International Training School, known today as Springfield College, located in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In American sports, the final four is the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament.
Saginaw is a city in the State of Michigan and the seat of Saginaw County.
Throughout his four-year college career, Green earned conference and national honors, including Big Ten Conference Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore, and consensus All-American and NABC National Player of the Year honors as a senior.
The Big Ten Conference, formerly Western Conference and Big Nine Conference, is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States.
He went on to be drafted 35th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors, and later played a key role on the Warriors' 2015 championship team.
The 2012 NBA Draft was held on June 28, 2012, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Green, who often plays significant minutes for the Warriors as an undersized center, has been cited as one of the leaders in an emerging trend in the NBA of versatile frontcourt players capable of playing and defending multiple positions, making plays for teammates and spacing the floor.