Draymond Green's Previous NSFW Criticism for Kevin Durant is Coming Back to Bite Him

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - OCTOBER 19: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors tries to calm down teammate Draymond Green #23 after a foul in the second half of a NBA game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on October 19, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
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Let's take a stroll down memory lane to the 2018 Western Conference Finals, when everybody and their mother though that was the time the Golden State Warriors dynasty was crumbling before our very eyes.

The Houston Rockets had just gone up 3-2 in the series, and the postgame reporters were asking Steve Kerr's men if they were on the brink of collapsing. What ensued was a profane argument between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green that lead many to believe that this wrecking ball of a team was on the verge of breaking up.

We know how the story ended, but the moral here is that Draymond was unfairly critical of KD.

Fast forward to last November, however, when the Warriors lost a regular season game at the hands of the Rockets and the two teammates were at it again. Only this time, it was more personal.

Among other things, Draymond uttered something along the lines of "We don't need you. We won without you."

Durant, of course, reportedly replied (among other things), "That's why I'm out."

Oh, karma. You really do always come around.

How bad does this look for Green? Everybody knows that the Warriors are capable of greatness without the likes of Kevin; heck, they won 73 regular season games in 2015-16 before his arrival that summer.

But the Toronto Raptors are HUMBLING this once-unstoppable force of nature, and it isn't even all that close. Steph Curry's 47-point Game 4 did practically nothing to bother Nick Nurse's squad. And Friday's Game 4 was a genuine blowout after the third quarter.

Draymond's always had a loud mouth. That's just who he is and is. This is part and parcel to his style of play. But to say that he bit off a little bit more than he could chew in these two instances vis-a-vis KD would be a flat-out understatement. He needs Durant now more than ever.