Jeff Green does not give a damn about the NBA lockout and he does not care what’s in the latest proposal, according to a Washington Examiner report from 8:05 Sunday night. But approximately 13 hours after that story published, Green arrived at the meeting for player reps today in New York City, presumably to educate himself on the new deal. So much for that theory about his indifference.
From the Washington Examiner Sunday night:
Green said he hadn’t seen the “last, best” offer handed to the players union by NBA commissioner David Stern last week. He didn’t have any idea whether it would be rejected or approved. In fact, Green appeared indifferent to the entire process — no help to the public perception that players are to blame for the lockout in the first place, even if it isn’t true.
“I just want to play,” Green said, having left the details in the hands of his agent, David Falk, who was quoted on the same day in The New York Times advocating a full player vote on the deal.
Green wasn’t advocating anything at all. If the NBA season is lost altogether, at least he won’t have to change his stance.
At least that report made sense for all of 13 hours, though.
Green responds to an alley oop dunk the same way he responds to a missed box out, which is the same way he responds to winning a playoff game, which is likely the same way he would respond if the Easter bunny knocked on his door to offer him unlimited candy, forever. That is to say, he doesn’t respond, at least on the exterior. So the report seemed like it could be true. Only it wasn’t, at all.
Green cares about the NBA lockout, at least enough to visit NYC and educate himself on the latest proposal. And he should. His future is in the balance.
Of course, he probably should have educated himself months ago. But I’ll save that argument for another day.