Draymond Green is never afraid to say what’s on his mind or put in the dirty work to get a victory for his team, and now he’s praising LeBron James for doing the same.
Last week, LeBron had enough and ripped apart NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley in a post-game interview after a toss loss to the Dallas Mavericks. Almost immediately after James lashed out at Barkley, his former teammate and good friend Dwyane Wade backed him. Now, there’s a new member joining James’ corner in all of this and that’s Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green.
On Friday, Green and Marcus Thompson, his co-host on the Dray Day podcast, discussed the feud and Green admitted he was all for it and 100% on James’ side.
“I’m all for destroying Barkley. You know, Barkley talk a lot. A whole lot for a guy who has not won a championship. … I think Shaq should talk about the champions. Kenny (Smith) should talk about the champions. Ernie (Johnson) can talk about the champions. When it comes time to speak about someone who has a championship, Barkley should be muted. You know how on … “Around the Horn” where they just ice somebody out on the screen? They should be be able to do that with Barkley any time the name of a champion come up.”
Green makes a very valid point in his statement, especially as an NBA champion himself. Barkley never made any comments about D-Wade when he decided to back LeBron, so we doubt that he will say anything about Green’s comments either.
It doesn’t matter if Barkley doesn’t want to be the young players’ friends or not, because they clearly don’t want to be his friend anyways.
(H/T The Mercury News)