From his modest beginnings to his meteoric rise to fame, this is the tale of D Green.

Draymond Green's journey from Saginaw, Michigan, to NBA stardom is a testament to his resilience and determination.  

Born on March 4, 1990, Green honed his skills at Saginaw High School, where he led his team to back-to-back state championships.  

His exceptional performance earned him a scholarship to Michigan State University, where he played under the guidance of legendary coach Tom Izzo.  

At Michigan State, Green's versatility, defensive prowess, and leadership qualities began to shine. 

He became a pivotal player for the Spartans, earning numerous accolades, including the Big Ten Player of the Year and NABC National Player of the Year honors in 2012. 

Despite his college success, Green faced skepticism entering the 2012 NBA Draft due to concerns about his size and position fit.  

Selected 35th overall by the Golden State Warriors, he was determined to prove his doubters wrong.  

Green's tenacity, basketball IQ, and defensive skills quickly became integral to the Warriors' success. His ability to guard multiple positions and facilitate the offense helped the team secure three NBA championships (2015, 2017, and 2018). 

Green's leadership and outspoken nature have made him a prominent voice in the NBA community. His rise from a small-town player to a key figure in a modern basketball dynasty is a story of hard work, perseverance, and unyielding self-belief.