Draymond Green welcomes baby boy
Draymond Green missed Thursday night’s 117-101 Warriors win against the Brooklyn Nets after the birth of his first child.
Draymond Green Jr. was born at 3:55 a.m. and elder Green flew back to the Bay Area to be with him and mother Jelissa Hardy.
This is the first child for the longtime couple, while Hardy has a daughter from a previous relationship, and all four were pictured together in a series of pictures Green has posted at the hospital.
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!
Green’s status for the rest of the road trip — which includes a Christmas Day game against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers — is up in the air and unknown at this time.
While the Warriors are without him they will start Kevon Looney at power forward in Green’s place. Looney had 4 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists Thursday against Brooklyn.