William E. RicksRead for 2 minutes
The tension between Draymond Green and Dillon Brooks was the main attraction in Thursday’s game between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.
Last Friday, Brooks told ESPN’s Tim Keown that he didn’t like Green or the Warriors. Brooks also added that the Warriors striker “talks a lot”.
On Wednesday, Green clapped back at Brooks on his “The Draymond Green Show” podcast, calling him a “clown” and saying the Grizzlies aren’t ready to compete for a title because of Brooks.
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During Thursday’s game, Green and Brooks got close and personal in the second quarter after Brooks scored a layup on Green. Memphis dominated the game from the start, scoring 48 points in the first quarter to the Warriors’ 28. The Grizzlies went on to win the game 131-110, their first victory against the Warriors this season. Brooks finished with 14 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds, while Green recorded 16 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds.
After the game, Memphis Green and the Warriors’ Twitter account subtly trolled with three letters and an appropriate photo.
During the postgame interview, Brooks took a jab at Green for his podcast comments.
“You just have to give the mic to Draymond so he keeps talking about me so I can play better,” said Brooks.
The Grizzlies/Warriors matchup is arguably one of the better rivalries in the NBA today, unless you ask Green.
“Rivalry is created because you win, I win. Obviously we’ve won four times and their organization has zero championships, so I can’t consider that a rivalry,” said Green during Thursday’s postgame press conference.
With the Grizzlies and Warriors meeting again on March 18, Green and Brooks won’t have long to wait to possibly write another chapter in their legendary beef.