Draymond Green shares his funny Tim Duncan trash talk story
Draymond Green is once again sharing his story of trying to trash-talk Tim Duncan, and it never gets old.
Green spoke with ESPN The Magazine’s Sam Alipour for an interview appearing in the magazine’s NBA preview. During their interview, Alipour calls Green the best trash-talker in the game. Green proudly agreed and was asked who’s impervious to his trash talk. That’s when he brought up Duncan.
“The guy I’d never waste my breath on? Tim Duncan,” Green told Alipour. “As a rookie, I tried talking junk to Tim, and he was like a tree staring back at me. [Laughs] No expression. I said, ‘All right. It’s over.’ Never talked junk to him again. After that, anytime he fell, I’d be the first person to help him up, like I was his teammate. [Laughs] I also tried talking junk to Kobe [Bryant], maybe my second year. On a potential game winner, Mark Jackson put me in to guard him, and I got the stop. I said, ‘Yeah, I’m locking that s— up!’ He looked at me like I was crazy and said, ‘That miss ain’t got nothing to do with you. Sit down.’ I said, ‘Oh, s—! All right, I’m out.'”
The entire interview is fantastic. Green also talks about trash-talking Stephen Curry in practice, clashing with Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr, and how the Golden State Warriors would stack up with past dynasties.
But the Tim Duncan story is great. Green can trash talk anyone and throws so many guys off their game. Yet when it came to Duncan, Draymond realized he was barking up the wrong tree. It’s a story Draymond’s been sharing since 2015, and we love it no less.