It’s been an emotional week for pro sports parents and their children. First, Dwyane Wade’s son made all of us pretend that the liquid rolling down from our eyes was water we accidentally sprayed on our faces. Now Draymond Green’s mom has us reaching for the Kleenex again.
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Green was recently named an NBA All-Star reserve for the Western Conference, the first time in his still-young career he has received this honor; and his mom decided to break the news to him during a live interview. Following the Warriors’ practice yesterday, Green was chatting with an anchor from CSN Bay Area, and while he was discussing his team’s obscene 40-4 record, a familiar voice broke through, yelling “Day-Day!”
Green instantly recognizes the voice and he can barely contain his smile and bewilderment about why in the world his mother is joining the interview.
“Guess what?” Mary Babers-Green exclaims as the camera zooms out to show her in her Saginaw, Michigan home surrounded by family. “You’re an All-Star!”
Green laughs as he takes it in, then asks, “How does she know this and I don’t know this, is my question!”
“I know I always know though, right?” Babers-Green answers.
All in all, it made for an incredible moment, not only because of how happy Green is to be a first-time All-Star, but by the genuine love and excitement shared by his mom and extended family.