The two players, who have combined to win the last two Defensive Player of the Year trophies, went at each other with a little bit of trolling the last few days.
It started on Thursday, when the All-Star Game reserves were announced, and Gobert was left off. The 7-foot-1 center was on most media members’ mock ballots, and was openly hoping for the recognition of his first ever selection (as well as the $1 million contract incentive for making the team). But that never came, as the coaches opted for players such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Karl-Anthony Towns, and Klay Thompson instead.
Gobert didn’t hide his disappointment, as he teared up when talking to the media.
This caught the eye of Green - a three-time All-Star who also won’t be headed to the February 17 contest. Always vocal, Green took to social media to jab Gobert for being so upset at the snub.
I guess I should cry too... no Charlotte?— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
But if Gobert was emotional initially, he was witty the second time around. When asked about Green’s teasing, Gobert was ready and waiting with a pretty stellar response.
Rudy Gobert: "Draymond, did he tweet? What did he tweet? As long as he doesn't post anything on Snapchat, we're good." pic.twitter.com/I6Q8En4LxF— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisKirschner) February 2, 2019
Gobert talking about Snapchat is, of course, a reference to when Green accidentally posted an explicit photo of himself on his Snapchat story.
Well, played, Rudy.
For what it’s worth, the Warriors next play the Jazz in 10 days, at Oracle Arena.