This Golden State Warriors season has lacked excitement pretty much from the get go. Once Steph Curry was injured in October, there wasn’t much drama involving the Dubs, who have been the center of the NBA Universe for the last five years.
So what can help add some excitement? Personal beef!
Draymond Green fired back at NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley last week, after the Chuckster made fun on Green’s stats this season during the NBA on TNT broadcast, saying Green is averaging a triple-single this year.
Green didn’t hold back the following day after practice. Here is the complete quote:
“Barkley should stop [talking about me] before I go take his job, though, because I can do that well, too. He needs that job so he should stop talking [about] me. I have a tendency to end people, so he should stop before I take his job. If he keeps talking, I’ll take it soon. Sooner than he thinks. So he probably should be quiet. He also can’t talk basketball with me. Not smart enough, not qualified, no rings, can’t sit at this table.”
Barkley, who won NBA MVP during the 1992-93 season, joined The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday morning and responded to Green.
“My job is safe. Draymond Green is a nice guy. You know what he is? He’s like the guy in the boy band who’s the least important member. He doesn’t realize he’s standing next to Justin Timberlake. He’s the least famous person in the boy band, and he thinks he’s a star. And he’s not. He’s lucky to be in the boy band. He thinks all the girls are screaming for him. No, they’re screaming for Justin Timberlake. Enjoy being in the band because you’re never gonna have any hit singles ... I like messing with him.”
Green has three NBA Championships with the Dubs and also has the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of the Year trophy at home on his mantle.
Barkley was asked by Patrick if he would consider trading his career for Green’s.
“No. My career is what it is. I was a great player,” Barkley said. ”I didn’t win a championship. But there’s a lot of guys who didn’t win a championship that are much better than some of these guys who get championship rings.”
This is a fun and entertaining back-and-forth between the two outspoken gentleman.
Who do you think has gotten the upper hand so far?