The Memphis Grizzlies currently sit at 38-26, tied for second in the Western Conference with the Sacramento Kings, with whom they currently hold the tiebreaker. Despite the on court success the team has enjoyed,the ass-kicking, gun brandishing of their point guard notwithstanding, the team has made the headlines for things off the court.
Dating back to last season, the team has engaged in a protected war of words with the defending champs, the Golden State Warriors, with Grizzlies, guard Dillion Brooks being one of the main protagonist.
Brooks’ latest oppugn was directed toward Draymond Green, saying this last week:
“I don’t like Draymond at all. I just don’t like Golden State. I don’t like anything to do with them. Draymond talks a lot. Gets away with a lot, too. His game is cool — with Golden State — but if you put him anywhere else, you’re not going to know who Draymond is. He plays with heart, plays hard, knows the ins and outs of their defense. I guess that’s why they like him over there.”
It seemed that Green would ignore those comments but that changed yesterday when the NBA Champion verbally evicscerated the Grizzlies guard on his podcast, The Draymond Green Show.
“He said, ‘I just don’t like Golden State.’ I, quite frankly, wouldn’t like a team that beats me all the time either. ‘I don’t want anything to do with them.’ Quite frankly, you were a little kid in high school watching us win championships. You should be happy that you even witnessed that … You’re a fan. That’s crazy.”
“If you ever wondered why the Memphis Grizzlies is not ready to compete for a championship, look no further than this idiot right here,” Green said of Brooks. “They actually are depending on this guy to help them win a championship, and he says ‘his game is cool.’ Quite frankly, that just shows how little you know about basketball.
But Green wasn’t done yet, adding this:
“I’m trying to figure out why they like you in Memphis. Or do they like you in Memphis? That’s a better question,” Green said. “I’m not sure your teammates like you. But I can tell you why they like me over [in Golden State]. When you contribute in the way I have contributed to four championships, they tend to like you.”
Green’s comments in full can be heard below:
The Warriors and Grizzlies meetup Thursday night in Memphis.