Well E’villains, we didn’t get a ticker-tape parade down Hollis for Draymond, but we did successfully lobby the city to honor him with the Key to the City. Something that will take place at City Hall this Tuesday December 15th at 7:15 p.m..
The Draymond Green era in Emeryville may very well be coming to a close (if it hasn’t already) but let’s at least give him a proper send off by turning out (if his appearance at the Powell Street Plaza Jamba Juice is any indication, I don’t think this will be a problem!).
A special proclamation will be read by newly appointed Mayor Dianne Martinez to honor the three-year resident (A “native” by our standards!). “I’m privileged to honor Draymond Green and his accomplishments” noted Martinez through email. “Presenting the key to the city is a great way to demonstrate the pride that Draymond and his teammates bring to our community”.
After helping bring us our first NBA Championship in 40 years, we wondered out loud how the city could honor his contribution to the Dubs epic run. After some conversations with some neighbors, we came up with the idea of honoring Draymond with the “Key the City”. We were able to contact the Warriors Public Relations department and initiate the dialogue with city staff. I thought it had died off but was alerted that this was an agenda item for this Tuesday’s Council Meeting (Apparently he’s been busy!).
“We’re operating under the assumption that he will be there” noted Martinez but did qualify that there’s no guarantee that he’ll show. C’mon Draymond, we’ll have an XXL E’ville pride tee for you if by any chance you read your local rag! (You can of course get your own from our online store or avoid the cost of shipping by getting one at Rotten City Pizza).
There was concerns that Draymond, AKA @Money23Green on Instagram, might leave Golden State for more “green” but thankfully he inked an $85 million “Max” contract that will keep him in a Dubs uni for five more years. Since signing this contract, he’s only gotten better. He’s helped lead the Dubs to a record-setting 23-0 start (us “diehards” remember when 23 wins was considered a good season!) and is widely expected to make his first all-star team. The bad news is he’s probably outgrown his apartment rental and had already indicated shopping for a house. Their have been sightings here and there, but I haven’t personally seen his Range Rover with the Michigan State vanity plates parked on Hollis in a while.
Draymond to Dan LeBatard on getting out of apt in Emeryville: “I plan on getting a house. I am trying to find a house as soon as possible.” — Diamond Leung (@diamond83) August 3, 2015
Green is actually making more than Stephen Curry (an $11.3 million “pittance” compared to Green’s $15 million annually). Curry just bought a new pad in Walnut Creek after previously living in Orinda so sightings of Stephen and his adorable daughter Riley at Bay Street may cease (Couldn’t he ask Pixar for a private screening?).
Looks like Steph Curry (AKA @Wardell30 on Instagram) took his daughter Riley to see @disneypixar’s #insideout @baystreet #emeryville #evillains A photo posted by The E’ville Eye Community News (@evilleeye) on
Emeryville has had its share of “brushes with fame”, something we documented in this 2014 post. His appearance on Tuesday will definitely add to this lore. If we receive any addition details or final confirmation, we’ll update via social media. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for the most up to date news.
Feature Image: Draymond unpacking at his Courtyards at 65th pad in October, 2012.
(Photo: Lance Iversen, The Chronicle)