Usually, Golden State Warriors official bad boy Draymond Green is in the news for using his legs to physically harm an opposing player’s body part, but today, he’s standing behind his head coach’s stance on pro-marijuana.
On Friday during a CSN Bay Area podcast, Steve Kerr admitted to using marijuana “twice” in order to treat his back pain which kept him away for 43 games during the 2015-16 NBA season.
“I’m not a pot person; it doesn’t agree with me,” Kerr said. “I’ve tried it a few times, and it did not agree with me at all. So I’m not the expert on this stuff. But I do know this: If you’re an NFL player, in particular, and you’ve got a lot of pain, I don’t think there is any question that pot is better for your body than Vicodin. And yet athletes everywhere are prescribed Vicodin like it’s Vitamin C, like it’s no big deal.”
Green came to the defense of Kerr on Saturday to Chris Haynes of ESPN:
Draymond Green backs up Steve Kerr's argument on marijuana for pain: "Any vegetable that comes from the earth, they encourage you to eat it"
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) December 3, 2016
If that’s the route Draymond is going to take, maybe Kerr should also considering trying magic mushrooms to ease his pain as well.