Draymond Green: Knicks’ axing of in-game music ‘completely disrespectful’

NEW YORK — The New York Knicks elected to go without music for the first half of Sunday’s game against Golden State, and the decision did not sit well with Warriors forward Draymond Green.

“That was pathetic,” Green said after his team’s 112-105 win. “It was ridiculous. It changed the flow of the game. It changed everything. You get used to playing a certain way. It completely changed it. To me, I think it was completely disrespectful to everyone from [NBA senior VP of Entertainment & Player Marketing] Michael Levine to [Warriors president and COO] Rick Welts and all these people who’ve done these things to change the game from an entertainment perspective.

[It] gives the game a great vibe. That’s complete disrespect. You advance things in the world to make it better. You don’t go back to what was bad. It’s like, computers can do anything for us. It’s like going back to paper. Why would you do that? So, it was ridiculous.”

Most of the Warriors players didn’t particularly like the mute vibe, but Green clearly felt the strongest about the musical absence.

“Did you see that first half?,” he asked. “It was just…