Three-time NBA champion Draymond Green is not spending the weeks following his latest championship taking it easy and relaxing on a beach.
While Green and his Warriors will not meet with President Trump following their latest NBA championship, the All-Star forward has headed to Israel to show support for that nation’s president and military.
Green took a trip to the embattled Middle Eastern nation just recently under the umbrella of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, where he met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin — presenting the leader with a Warriors jersey in the process.
Tremendous pleasure today to welcome Draymond @Money23Green of the Golden State @Warriors. It’s not everyday you get to meet an #Allstar! I hope this will be only your first visit to Israel, come back and visit us soon. pic.twitter.com/kaDwq5i4C8
— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) July 4, 2018
“You did not have a simple task, defending LeBron James,” the president told Green, via the Jewish Telegraph Agency. “You’re an amazing team, and it was a true pleasure to watch you play. I hope this will only be the first of many visits.”
Green hung out at the Israeli Swat Dept., posing with a sniper rifle.
— Or Shkedy (@Orshkedy) July 4, 2018
Green also made a visit with the nation’s counter-terrorism unit while playing basketball with soldiers near the border.