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article imageWarriors' Draymond Green talks about arrest at tech conference

By Nathan Salant     Jul 14, 2016 in World
Aspen - "When things happen, you meet them head-on."
So says Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, the player who famously got into it with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in last month's NBA playoffs
But Green isn't all about basketball, a point made quite obvious by his appearance Tuesday at a technology conference in Aspen — two days after being arrested for an alleged assault at a bar in East Lansing, Mich., according to the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.
Green joined an onstage panel during Fortune Magazine's Brainstorm TECH 2016 conference at Aspen Meadows Resort to discuss the professional-athlete-centered media venture he is backing with James, Uninterrupted.
The Uninterrupted venture is part of SpringHill Productions, another athlete-centered venture founded by James and his longtime friend, tech entrepreneur Maverick Carter.
Green, the power forward for a Warriors team that set a league record for wins before losing its bid for a second consecutive NBA title to James' Cleveland Cavaliers, was at the conference to promote his businesses; but questions about his arrest and about on-court friction with James during the finals began right away.
“As a public figure, I just can’t put myself in certain situations," Green said.
"It’s something I learned from," he said.
Green, who appeared on a conference panel with Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara and Carter, also answered questions about his Game 4 confrontation with James that appeared to change the course of the finals.
“What happened between me and LeBron, it was something that happened on the court," Green said.
"But at the end of the day, that’s family,” he said.
But even family members sometimes get punished, and Green was suspended for finals Game 5, which Cleveland won to start a successful comeback that led to a 93-89 victory in the seventh and deciding game.
“You know, I know he wanted to rip my head off on the court; I wanted to rip his head off -- that's how it should be," Green said.
"But when we leave that floor, it’s [left] there,” he said.
On stage at the conference, Green discussed his plans in the technology and real estate arenas with Tsujihara and Carter, and also spoke about Uninterrupted's recently released video of the 2016 NBA playoffs.
“That’s what’s making entertainment and sports so powerful,” Green said.
“When I’m done with basketball, I don’t have to say, ‘What do I do next?’ he said.
"I’m starting my transition now.”
Green also said he was planning to play for the United States basketball team at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next month.
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