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Draymond Jamal Green Jr. was born at 3:55 a.m. Thursday, the Warriors said, and his father missed Golden State’s 117-101 win Thursday at Brooklyn.
In an Instagram post, Green said:
“I’ve never experienced such a feeling like I did when I watched his entry.”
The proud new daddy announced on IG that he was overjoyed at the birth of his newborn son. He wrote on Thursday.
“Today at 3:55am PST Draymond Jamal Green was welcomed into the world! I’ve never experienced such a feeling like I did when I watched his entry. Family is such an important part of my life and to welcome a kid into this world is a dream come true. @jaykay35 you were a soldier and I appreciate you more than you will ever know! My baby girl Kyla was there and slept through the entire thing but she was also a soldier through the whole process and will be a great big sister! It’s been a long time coming and it has finally come where we welcome Draymond Jr. Into the world! I am super thankful and overjoyed!!! Thanks to my Mama & mother in law Jackie for holding it down until I made it!”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the team was thrilled for Draymond and Jalissa. Though he was a bit “disappointed” in himself for NOT demanding Draymond stay in Oakland with Jalissa since she was due any minute.
“I tried to get him to do it, I didn’t fight hard enough and I’m bummed that he didn’t make it back for the actual birth but he’s home now and we’re all so happy for him and his family,” Kerr said. “It’s awesome news.”
Green leads Golden State in rebounds (8.8), assists (7.2) and steals (2.3) while averaging 10.6 points.
Kevon Looney started in Green’s place.