Find a list of your saved stories here

Warriors' Green watched son's birth via FaceTime on plane


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green says he watched the birth of his son via FaceTime.

Green was on the airplane in New York headed to San Francisco on Thursday morning when his son, Draymond Jamal Green , was born. He recalls yelling from his first-class seat on the commercial airplane after the birth and people thought he was "crazy," adding it was a "surreal experience."

Green spent the day with his newborn son and his girlfriend, Jelissa Hardy, in California before rejoining his team for Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons.

The forward had the option of staying home, but says it would've been selfish to accept the offer because his son and girlfriend were healthy and his teammates have kids of all ages they leave behind for games.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

NBANational Sports
The Associated Press

    ARE YOU GAME?

    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get KSL.com’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast