December 6, 2012 in Professional
Turning professional and start making a significant amount of money undoubtedly changes the lives of athletes. But, so far, former Saginaw High and Michigan State standout Draymond Green has held onto his frugal ways. Earlier this season, he showed his very modest (especially by Bay Area standards) apartment to a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle. And Wednesday, with his Warriors in Michigan to take on the Pistons, Saginaw News reporter Hugh Bernreuter talked with Green about his practical vehicle choice:
“Just because you have money doesn’t mean you have to spend it,” Green said. “I’m a bargain shopper, so whatever I buy I shop for and get the best price for. I just bought my first car, a Range Rover. It was used … very used, and I got a great deal on it.
“It was (Golden State teammate) Jarrett Jack’s old car.”
There’s a lot young players can learn from the passionate, tough and disciplined way he plays the game. But he’s an even better example off the court.