Many members of the Golden State Warriors organization made the trip to East Lansing for Draymond Green's jersey retirement ceremony at Michigan State on Tuesday, and their gesture stuck with the three-time All-Star.
"Not one person would have said they were wrong if they didn't come here - it's my college jersey getting retired," Green said, according to Noah Trister of The Associated Press.
"They took the time out of their schedule to be here for me," he continued. "Those are the things that make you say, 'OK, I want to be there for the rest of my career.' And I would do anything for that organization to help make that happen."
Guard Klay Thompson, head coach Steve Kerr, and owner Joe Lacob were all on hand. That made an impression on Green, who has spent the last seven seasons with the Warriors after a standout four-year career with the Spartans.
Kerr previously stated the Warriors would likely also raise Green's number to the rafters someday, a sentiment Lacob echoed.
Green has been a key piece during Golden State's three championship runs while earning NBA All-Defensive first- or second-team honors each season over the past five years. He was also named Defensive Player of the Year in 2017.
He agreed to a four-year, $100-million max contract extension this past offseason, which will kick in prior to the 2020-21 campaign.
Green is averaging 8.5 points, 6.5 boards, 5.6 assists, and 1.3 steals across 13 appearances this season.