Golden State Warriors’ forward Draymond Green has announced that he will donate $3.1 million to Michigan State University. As a Spartan alum, Green has quickly made a name for himself during his three years in the league.
This past season, Green helped lead the Warriors to their first championship since 1975, and finished second to San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard for the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Always one to credit Tom Izzo and his coaching staff for helping him become the player he now is, Green’s donation to the university is the biggest ever from a Spartan athlete.
Former Michigan State greats Magic Johnson and Steve Smith donated $3.01 million and $3.05 million, with Green certainly aware of these two amounts when deciding what to give. Never one to stand down, Green managed to turn charitable contributions into a competition.
Even at 6’7” (extremely generous) 230 pounds, Green continues to beleaguer the NBA with his shocking efficiency, tenaciousness, and ability to guard all five positions. Draymond was rewarded for the flexibility he offers Steve Kerr’s squad, signing a five-year, $82 million contract this off-season.
However, Green won’t have much money left if he keeps handing out donations to every place he ever donned a jersey. It’s obviously an extremely generous gesture by Green to give back, but hopefully we aren’t watching the second coming of Antione Walker.
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