Draymond Green is one of the world’s best basketball players. He’s won an NBA title and Olympic gold for a reason.
So maybe it’s no surprise that his first pitch was more like a bounce pass.
Green, a former Michigan State basketball star, threw the first pitch Tuesday night prior to the San Francisco Giants’ home playoff game against the Chicago Cubs.
Here’s video of the throw, courtesy of San Francisco Chronicle’s John Shea.
Draymond Green's ceremonial first pitch is a bounce pass. pic.twitter.com/WtBlekVMel
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Before throwing the first pitch, Green had a talk with Hall of Fame member Willie Mays. The all-time great compared holding a baseball to a basketball before offering some advice to the Golden State Warriors star.
“Don’t squeeze it too tight. Just, you know, flex,” Mays told Green.
Green also met the Giants’ Hunter Pence, among others.
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