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#pounditTuesday, May 11, 2021

Draymond Green has great quote about talking trash to Tim Duncan

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Does Tim Duncan look like the kind of guy who would be bothered by some trash talk? If your answer is “no,” then you would be right. And we have Draymond Green as proof.

Chris Ballard wrote a cover story for SI on the Golden State Warriors, and one of the nuggets is about Green’s role on the team’s defense.

From the article:

Still, Green is the heart of the defense, banging and bodying and talking trash (Tim Duncan is the only forward Green says he won’t jaw with, partly out of respect and partly because, “You say something to Timmy, he just look at you with that Timmy face like, ‘Wow, you’re talking to me!’”). And yet, Green disappoints himself daily. “I feel like each possession is a battle and you never want to lose a battle,” Green explains after a recent practice. “And if somebody scores on me, it really bothers me. It doesn’t make me feel any better if it’s Kevin Durant and he hits those shots on everybody. Well, I’m not everybody.” Green leans forward, getting fired up. “People say, ‘That’s great offense, there’s nothing else you can do.’ No, I could have done something else, because he scored.”

That excerpt is mostly about Green’s pride in his defense and includes one quote Green offered about Duncan. The real money detail was described in a tweet Ballard sent Tuesday that was left out of the article:

That is awesome. Don’t even bother with trying to smack talk Duncan. He challenges you to “come at me, bro” any time you want. And that is why the Anton Chigurh comparison is so perfect, too.


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