Draymond Green’s Wife Gives Birth to Draymond Green Jr.
Draymond Green’s wife Jelissa Hardy gave birth to Draymond Jamal Green, Jr. on December 22nd, 2016 at 3:55 AM PST. Steve Kerr did his best to get Draymond to stay home for the birth of his son, but the team was on a trip during the birth. Draymond skipped the next game against Brooklyn to fly home and be with his wife and son. He wrote a very touching Instragram post, thanking his wife and daughter, Kayla, for being “soldiers” throughout the process.
If Draymond Green Jr. is anything like his old man, the NBA better watch out in about 20 years. Maybe the limit of technical fouls will have changed by then, who knows?
Tracking Down Draymond Green’s Girlfriend
Draymond Green’s wife Jelissa K. Hardy was a hard person to track down. People on the Internet would claim photos of Draymond Green’s mother, aunt and sister were actually his girlfriend. But we knew better. We even posted a public service announcement to make sure that you weren’t fooled.
Draymond Green’s girlfriend was once mentioned in an ESPN article about the news conference announcing his new contract. After winning a championship, the Warriors rewarded him with a five-year, $82 million contract. The article mentioned that his mother was crying, while sitting next to his “girlfriend, best friend and agent”. So we know that she existed, we just needed a name before we were willing to take it to you, our dear reader.
Jelissa K. Hardy is Discovered
Thanks to the San Diego Union Tribune, we were finally able to find a name for Draymond Green’s girlfriend – Jelissa K. Hardy.
Draymond Green’s wife is originally from Woodbridge, VA. Jelissa went to high school with Draymond at Heritage High School in Saginaw, Michigan – though we aren’t sure if she was Draymond’s girlfriend at the time. Jelissa attended Michigan State University with Draymond, where she earned a degree in English.
Jelissa doesn’t appear to be using her English degree these days, at least not as far as the Internet is concerned. She has a Model Mayhem portfolio though it hasn’t been active since 2010. She now resides in Oakland, CA where she recently joined Jamz Trainings, which promises to provide a “full body boot camp style workout”.
Jelissa has appeared in public with Draymond many times, most notably at a Nickeloden Kids’ Choice event. She also went with Draymond, Steph Curry and his wife to see Seth Curry and his Erie Bayhawks play against the Iowa Energy during the 2015 NBA D-League Showcase.
One final note that we find entertaining. The Internet has collectively decided to misspell the name of Draymond Green’s wife. It’s actually pretty impressive how many variations we were able to find. Julissa, Jalisa, Jallisa were all found on sites of varying credibility.