An NBA champion and named among the NBA defensive team of the year, Draymond Green is a very important part of his basketball team. The very tall American is a professional basketball player who plays for the Golden State Warriors.
Draymond Green Biography
It was on March 4, 1990, that Draymond Green was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and it was here that he grew up together with his two siblings. He stayed with his mother Mary Babers and his father until after his parents got divorced when he was only 12.
After his mom divorced, she got married to Draymond Green. It is his surname that the basketballer decided to adopt instead of that of his father, Wallace Davis. From his mother’s two marriages, Draymond has three sisters: LaToya Barbers, Jordan Davis, and Gabby Davis as well as two brothers, Torrian Harris and Braylon Green.
While raising him up, the emphasis for his mother was for him to be very disciplined and educated because she believed while education was very important for him, he also had to be responsible because he is a black boy who is big, literally. Consequent to this, she had a curfew set for him which he dared not break.
For his education, the fast pace basketball player began at Saginaw High School in Saginaw, Michigan, where he got to play for the high school team averaging 25 points and 13 rebounds per game. From there, he proceeded to the Michigan State College where he again, played the game he loved most at the state level. By the time he was done, it was obvious that he was going to go far as a player.
It was in the 2012 NBA draft that he began his professional career with Golden State Warriors after he signed a three-year contract worth $2.6 million. Although he didn’t perform very well in his first season, his next two seasons were great. In 2015, he joined others like Magic Johnson and LeBron James to record a triple-double in an NBA final.
The next contract he signed with the Golden Warriors was in 2015. The contract was worth $85 million and it is for five years.
His career is decorated with 3 all-star games, 2 NBA championships, as well as a number of personal honors and awards including being named as the defensive player of the year. During the 2016 Rio Olympics, he helped the USA team to win the Gold medal.
Considering that he was born in 1990, it will be very easy for you to guess his age.
Wife, Girlfriend, and Kids
Although Green is yet to have a wife since he is yet to marry, many sites on the internet have kept referring to Jelissa Hardy as his wife. Probably, that is because they two have been together for almost forever. They were a couple since high school days and they have 2 children together Kyla and Draymond.
While everyone believed the two would be a couple forever, in 2017, they parted ways when it was rumoured that Green had found himself a new girlfriend in Basketball Wives star and actress Hazel Renee. Although he didn’t deny the claims, he only took to his social media to state that it was typical for people to keep talking even when they are with no facts.
Before they separated in 2017, Jelissa Hardy and the basketball player have been in a relationship that has lasted 10 years. At the time of the separation, it was reported that Green had ordered his girlfriend and their kids out of the house even though his son was only 10 months old.
Height and Body Weight
The two-time All-Star has the physique of a pro basketball player. Here is everything about his body measurement:
Height: 6 feet 7 inches
Weight: 104kg (229 lbs)
Body: Chest: 49 Inches, Waist: 39 Inches, and Biceps: 16 Inches
With an annual salary of $16.4 Million, Draymond Green has a net worth of $20 Million. This is considerably fair considering the fact that the champion has been playing professionally since 2012.
Working hard to become a billionaire before he reaches 40, Draymond Green still has a very generous side. He pledged a $3.1 million donation to his former school, Michigan State for the renovation of athletic facilities. This was one of the biggest donations made to a school alumnus.