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Draymond Green is one of the most talked-about players in the NBA, but is the former Michigan State basketball star the best Big Ten NBA Draft steal ever?
Former Michigan State and current Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green is featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated magazine.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2P5E7cFt9s&w=560&h=315%5D Nike released a new two-minute commercial on Thursday, which features numerous professional athletes going up against each other in a snow football game. Four of those athletes have Big Ten ties: Draymond Green (Michigan State), Le’Veon Bell (Michigan State), Ndamukong Suh (Nebraska), and Carli Lloyd (Rutgers). Watch the incredible commercial at the top of this post. Nike also released a “Behind The Scenes” feature from the commercial. In one segment, they ask Green if he could hit one person with a snowball, who would it be? Green’s response: “It would definitely be a Michigan fan.” [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyhMU4M5PcM&w=560&h=315%5D Check
[tweet https://twitter.com/MSU_Basketball/status/642076508664766464%5D Michigan State holds a special place in Draymond Green’s heart. His love for the university goes back to his childhood days, growing up a Spartan fan and watching Tom Izzo’s team win the 2000 national championship. Green followed his love of MSU and starred for the Spartans from 2008-2012, leading the program to three conference titles and two Final Four appearances. He was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2012, as well as a consensus first-team All-American. On Thursday, Green gave back to Michigan State, making a $3.1 million contribution to MSU Athletics in support
Former Michigan State star Draymond Green answered questions from the media on Thursday during a press conference to address his newly signed five-year, $82 million contract with the Golden State Warriors. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten pros coverage ] During the press conference, Green was asked about the impact Michigan State’s Tom Izzo has had on him, both as a player and as a man. “That’s the thing I love about Coach Izzo is, him raising you into a man when you get to his program is 10 times more important than what type of basketball player
[tweet https://twitter.com/MSU_Basketball/status/611020571241943040%5D Draymond Green had heard it all in this year’s NBA playoffs. He had been called everything from a rising superstar to an NBA villain. Tonight, Green has a new title to add to the list. NBA champion. The former Michigan State standout becomes the first Big Ten player to win an NBA championship since Juwan Howard did it with the Miami Heat in the 2012-13 season. He is the first Michigan State player to win an NBA title since Shannon Brown won one with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010. Perhaps the most impressive stat is that Green
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Draymond Green and Nik Stauskas are in the midst of an outstanding Twitter battle leading up to tonight's Michigan vs. Michigan State game. Check it out.
It was just last week when I released my team-by-team breakdown of who would make the Mount Rushmore of Big Ten basketball players. This week, let’s go ahead and take it one step further. Here is a decade-by-decade look at which Big Ten stars would land on my Mount Rushmore, starting with the 1960’s and counting up to current day. Did I miss someone? Comment in the box at the bottom of the page or tweet me at @BTNSean. [ MORE: Who is the best dunker in the Big Ten? ] 1960’s Cazzie Russell, Michigan (1963-1966) Jerry Lucas, Ohio State