Draymond Green is an American renowned for his professional basket playing. He is currently playing for the ‘Golden State Warriors’ from the ‘National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays at the power forward position despite his shorter height for the role. He recognized his basketball calling while at Michigan State University where he dabbled with football. He has gained much success and fame from this game. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Draymond Green in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Green is also known as Draymond Jamal Green Sr. who was born on 4th March 1990 in Saginaw in Michigan. His mother is known as Mary Babers while his father is known as Wallace Davis. His parents had a divorce which forced Green to be taken care of by his mother after the divorce who always remained close to him.
Green had three sisters; Jordan Davis, Latoya Barbers, and Gabby Davis and two brothers; Braylon Green and Torrian Harris. Harris also played basketball for Nebraska-Omaha for the year 2009 to 2011. Green’s talent on basketball was discovered in his high school by the school coach which led him to take formal training for the same until the success of his career.
Green is currently married to Jelissa Hardy in which he started dating her when they met at Michigan State University. Jessica is usually a model. They have a daughter and a son who is known as Kyla and Draymond Jr. respectively. They currently Emeryville in California in an apartment in which they argue that they avoid lavish lifestyle so as to save money which led Green to a donation of largest donations in his university.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Being coached by Lou Dawkins at Saginaw High School, Green was able to discover his talent on basketball in which he formed the school basketball team where he led them to class A state championship. After great success in his high school, he was welcomed to be the captain of ‘Detroit Free Press’ All-State Dream Team. He first played briefly for football in Michigan State University.
He later Joined Golden State Warriors in 10th March 2012 for a three-year contract of $2.6 Million. He continued enjoyed much success in the team being nominated as the Big Ten Player of the Year who was the first to appear from the team. He later re-signed to the Warriors for a five-year contract with $82 Million Contract. He has made most records in NBA history in the game.
He has won NBA championship for the first time with the Warriors in 2015 where he became NBA All-Star and All-NBA team member for the next season. He was nominated Defensive Player of the Year in 2017. He was also awarded The Big Ten Conference Sixth Man of the Year at Michigan State University. Finally, he was nominated as NABC national player of the year and a consensus All-American.
Net Worth & Earnings
With an increase in the success of Green, his estimated net worth is $30 Million. This has been through much of his earnings from the sports specifically on Basketball. This net worth has been highly led from his salary from the Golden State Warriors which range at $1.5 Million for the year.
Nicknamed ‘Dancing Bear’ in his college, Green got much popularity especially after joining the school Basketball team. He had serious disciplinary from his mother who was a devout Christian who went to the extent of giving out all that Green possessed after he was caught cheating in a test in the 9th Grade. He is a lover of reading modern technology with TechCrunch being one of his favorite magazines.