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#pounditMonday, July 4, 2022

Draymond Green keeps trolling Rudy Gobert over All-Star snub response

Draymond Green during practice

Three years ago, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert famously cried over being left out of the NBA All-Star Game. The response to that was mixed, but Draymond Green was among those taking shots at Gobert for that reaction.

In 2019, Gobert became so emotional while reflecting on his All-Star snub that he had to end the interview he was doing. That drew a mixed reaction, and Green was one of the players who cracked a joke at the Jazz center’s expense.

Three years later, Green still hasn’t forgotten. The Warriors forward appeared on “Inside the NBA” Thursday and was asked by Kenny Smith who he’d seen take an All-Star omission the hardest. That was basically an invitation for Green to bring back the Gobert jokes.

“One thing I can assure you, if I hadn’t made it this year, I was not going to cry,” Green said. “It has to be Rudy. The man cried on national television when he didn’t make the All-Star team. Thank God he made the next three.”

Green didn’t back down even after Charles Barkley admonished him for his take.

“You can’t cry, Chuck,” Green added. “I said it then, I’m gonna say it now. I got killed on Twitter then, I’ll probably get killed today. But you can’t cry.”

Green has a long memory, so it’s no surprise he’d eagerly bring that whole thing up if given the opportunity. Gobert had a pretty brutal response the first time around, so we’ll have to see if he goes there again.

Photo: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

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