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Draymond Green goes full Tony Romo, predicts exactly what happened in Game 4 of Hawks-Bucks

June 30, 2021

Over the last couple of years, when his team has missed the playoffs, Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green has filled in on Inside the NBA on TNT, giving Chuck, Shaq or Kenny a blow when needed. The problem for Chuck, Shaq and Kenny? Draymond is really, really good at that job, too, a job he's no doubt preparing to slide into when he retires from his main job.

If Draymond wants to go a different route, though, he might choose the color guy chair, which could be a good fit if he's going to go full Tony Romo like he did on Tuesday night. At 8:03 p.m., 27 minutes before tip-off in Game 4 of the Atlanta Hawks-Milwaukee Bucks series, Green sent this ominous tweet:

Immediately, Green was met with hundreds of reply guys telling him that Lou Williams is "washed." "They paying you to lie about this game?" wrote another hardo. "No, not this game, maybe in like January but not anymore," wrote another. Normally, we'd say whatever, it's a few dumb Twitter eggs. But there were, at a minimum, 25 replies telling Green, essentially, that he had no idea what he was talking about. Green, who has played in the Association for nearly a decade, and has faced Lou Will many times in his career. 

Well, we know what happened next. Lou Will pretty much did win them the game, or at least helped fill the Trae Young role very admirably with Young sidelined due to injury. The 16-year NBA veteran scored 21 points on 7-for-9 shooting and went 5-for-6 from the free throw stripe. He also chipped in with eight assists and five boards in the Hawks' 110-88 win. Can he replicate that performance? Will he need to? Probably not, and hopefully not (if Trae returns), but all that matters is he came up huge in Game 4, just like Green said. The Bucks relaxed, Lou Will went off, the rest is history. 

We should shoutout one reply guy who actually came up with an original reply, one that, respectfully, called out Green:

As a matter of fact, Draymond would know. In the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Lou Will helped the L.A. clippers overcome the largest deficit in playoff history against the Warriors. They trailed by 31 points in Game 2, and Williams poured in 36 points and dished 11 assists during their epic 135-131 comeback victory. Later that series, in Game 5, Williams had another vintage sixth-man night, scoring 33 points in a 129-121 win. They wound up losing the series, but Green saw firsthand what the legendary off-the-bench scorer could do: 

All things considered, an A+ night on Twitter for Draymond, which is no easy task. Hitting send as a public figure like him on a prediction that a 34-year-old seemingly washed up player could go win a game—for a team that was a nine-point underdog a playoff game—is basically asking to get RIPPED apart. Instead, Draymond is looking like Nostradamus and laughing it up. Well done, good sir. Well done.