Draymond Green has a request for Adam Silver after Celtics fans' NSFW chants

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Draymond has a request for Adam Silver after Celtics fans' NSFW chants originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

If Draymond Green had his druthers, there would have been even more foul language at TD Garden during the NBA Finals.

Celtics fans drew the ire of Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and guard Klay Thompson earlier this month by showering Green with vulgar chants during Boston home games at the NBA Finals.

Green didn't seem to mind the chants as much, but he did have an issue with NBA commissioner Adam Silver brushing off the behavior of Boston fans by saying he 'love(d) the energy" that they bring to the game.

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During an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" on Monday, Green shared an updated take on how everything unfolded.

"I used to feel like fans should be stopped from saying some of the things that they say," Green told Noah. "Then Commissioner Silver comes out and says, 'Hey, those Boston fans were great,' as they're saying 'F--- you Draymond!' So I'm like, 'All right.'

"The commissioner is the best commissioner. Like I said in my tweet, he’s probably one of the best CEOs in America, let alone commissioner of a sports league. But he’s like, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ So, response to that is, ‘Oh, that’s great, Cool. Can I turn and yell, ‘(Expletive) them?'"

"Because if I can, then no problem, let them yell what they want to yell, I yell what I want to yell, and I continue down the court."

Knowing Green, he'd have no problem giving it right back to Celtics fans (even if it meant swearing in front of his young children, which Kerr and Thompson seemed pretty worked up about). But Green's issue is that the NBA would fine him if he hurled expletives at the crowd.

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"So I think the thing for me is like, at some point, you're kind of allowing them to do this and encouraging it in a way," Green said. "Because they know, 'If I yell that to Draymond and he says that back to me, he's getting fined $25,000 or $50,000.'

"So, what'd I'd say to the commish is, 'No problem, that was fine, let them do their thing. But let me do my thing, and don't hit my pocketbook.'"

Unfortunately for Green, there's a slim chance Silver grants his request and tells the NBA not to fine players who use foul language to fans. That does make the fan-player interaction somewhat of a one-way street -- an issue players have (rightly) complained about in the past -- but players have found plenty of "SFW" ways to get back at opposing fans, both with their words and their play on the court.