Reporter Who Asked Draymond Green To Compare Play To Houston Floods Fired
After the Warriors defeated the Rockets in game 4 on Sunday in Houston, a reporter asked the dumbest question of 2017 and we’re still not finished with 2016 yet. He wanted Draymond to compare the Warriors play on the court to Houston’s recent flooding that has claimed lives.
“Draymond, here’s an interesting question,” the reporter said. “So last year you visit (Houston), Game 3 there’s no flood, you win. Game 4, there was flood, you lose. This year you visit (Houston) … Game 3 there’s a flood, you lose. Game 4, there’s no flood, you win …”
“Brother, you asked me about the flood in practice the other day and I said I pray for the city of Houston, because you don’t want to see anyone go through that,” Green said. “I feel like you keep trying to get at like us hitting 3s or something and you’re trying to get a controversial statement out of me, but you’re not because I feel sorry for the people of Houston.
“People are losing their homes, losing their cars, losing their lives, losing loved ones and you’re trying to get a controversial statement out of me about the 3s we’re hitting. I know what you’re getting at, but you’re not getting that out of me.”
“It sucks,” Green said. “If I was from Houston, I’d do anything I can to help the city out, and I’m sure some of those guys are going to do what they can to help the city out. You saw a donation the other night.
“It sucks. Stop trying to do that. That’s not cool, man. You keep asking me the same question about this flood. These people are losing their lives, bruh. Losing their homes. Don’t ask me that no more, because it ain’t cool and you’re not getting the statement you want out of me. That’s not cool, man. Stop doing that.”
That reporter paid the price for that question by getting terminated.
The reporter who continued to ask Draymond Green questions about the Houston floods was fired about 1 hour after the Game 4 press conference
— Henry Wofford (@HenryWoffordCSN) April 26, 2016
He’s a 1st year reporter, born and raised in China. He was working for a Chinese publication, but based in Houston. Fired after Game 4. — Henry Wofford (@HenryWoffordCSN) April 26, 2016