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Draymond Green is Growing His Family With a ‘Basketball Wives’ Star
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Draymond Green has made his name as the anchor of the Golden State Warriors. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson sink threes. Formerly, Kevin Durant did everything from cooking up burner accounts to winning NBA Finals MVPs.

Green’s forte is on the defensive end. He’s an NBA Defensive Player of the Year, five-time NBA All-Defensive selection, three-time All-Star, and three-time NBA champion. Green is athletic and big enough to guard across multiple positions. The only thing you don’t want Draymond defending is your Snapchat account.

The former Michigan State player has carried success from his time in East Lansing to Oakland and San Francisco, and most recently, to the TNT studio as a guest host of Inside the NBA.

He’s had a wide range of experiences in the world of hoops. In the outside world, the NBA star is growing his family.

Draymond Green’s Ex Jalissa Hardy

The power forward and ex-girlfriend Jelissa Hardy share common roots. They’re both Saginaw High School and Michigan State University alums.

Together, they welcomed son Draymond Jamal Green on December 22, 2016. Hardy has a daughter from a previous relationship named Kyla.

Draymond Green’s Fiancee Hazel Renee

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The 35th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft is engaged to actress, recording artist, and TV personality Hazel Renee. She’s most known for recurring roles on Fox’s Empire, VH1’s Basketball Wives, and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

The professional basketball player proposed to Renee on January 19, 2019 while the dubs were enjoying downtime in southern California to play the Los Angeles Clippers and the LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers.

Golden State head coach Steve Kerr broke the news before the couple officially announced:

“The time’s been great,” Kerr said. “A nice change of pace during the middle of the season, especially in mid-January. Beautiful weather here, and a lot of guys have brought family members. Draymond got engaged. A lot of great stuff.”

It’s yet to be determined when the couple will officially get hitched. Renee and Green went on a double date with fellow Warriors star Steph Curry and Ayesha Curry in LA in January 2020 prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.

In September 2020, Renee and the NBA star announced they were expecting their first child together on Instagram.

Renee has a daughter, Olive, from a previous relationship with former Kansas State player Jacob Pullen. Pullen currently plays for Mornar of the Montenegrin Basketball League and ABA League.

Green plays an active role in Olive’s life. The NBA player wished her a heartfelt happy birthday over social media.

With his personal life going strong, Green and Golden State will be hungry for another playoff run following a league-worst finish last year and the return of Klay Thompson.

After playing for an NBA championship five years in a row and KD in New York on the Brooklyn Nets, the Warriors season will be a fresh reboot.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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