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Kendrick Perkins issues vulgar response to racial slur from Draymond Green

Kendrick Perkins leans over

Nov 18, 2015; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New Orleans Pelicans center Kendrick Perkins (5) reacts during the first quarter against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Kendrick Perkins was one of several members of the media who criticized Draymond Green during the NBA Finals. Perkins could not have been surprised when Green fired back, but he is furious over how the Golden State Warriors star went about it.

Perkins ripped Green following a Game 3 NBA Finals performance in which Green had just 2 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Perkins, who won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008, questioned Green’s level of focus and said the former Defensive Player of the Year seemed more prepared for his postgame podcast than the actual game.

Green obviously got the last laugh, as the Warriors won the next three games against Boston to capture the NBA title. Still, he took aim at Perkins on a more recent episode of his podcast, “The Draymond Green Show.” Green told Perkins to stop acting like Skip Bayless and asked him how he went from NBA enforcer to “c–n.” Beware that the clip below contains a racial slur:

Green used the slur to imply that Perkins is cozying up to white people and doing as they say. Perkins was furious over the remark and responded in a video on Monday.

“I ain’t gotta do it your way. I’m doing it my way. But look, forget the old media. Forget the new media. I’m gonna stand by the old law, right?” Perkins said, as transcribed by Outkick’s Bobby Burack. “And the old law says, hey man, all that disrespect and all that whole s— or calling somebody a c–n, man, you got me f—ed up.”

You can see the Perkins video below, but beware that it contains a lot of cursing:

Perkins later deleted the video, likely at the request of ESPN.

This is not the first time Perkins and Green have butted heads.

Draymond Green reacts to Kyrie Irving Lakers rumors

Draymond Green on the court

May 24, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in game four of the 2022 Western Conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Draymond Green does have his eye on the rumors linking the Los Angeles Lakers to a potential Kyrie Irving trade.

In an interview with Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg, Green expressed skepticism about Irving possibly being traded by Brooklyn to the Lakers. Irving has a $36 million player option with the Nets and would likely only make around $6 million the Lakers.

Green is skeptical that Irving would turn down that much money. But if Irving did join the Lakers, Green sees them as contenders, but “they won’t beat us.”

This is actually a classic Green quote. He offers a fairly level-headed analysis of the situation, but concludes by affirming that it doesn’t actually matter and the Warriors would win anyway.

Green’s skepticism about Irving’s future is warranted, but there are some indications that he could legitimately leave the Nets. Whether the Lakers are a probable destination, even in that situation, is even less clear.

Draymond Green trolled Celtics during Warriors’ parade

Draymond Green trolls Celtics fans

Draymond Green did not appreciate the treatment he received from Boston Celtics fans during the NBA Finals, and he wanted them to know he did not forget about them during the Golden State Warriors’ championship parade on Tuesday.

Green hung a ‘Boston Sucks’ shirt over the side of the bus he was riding on during the parade. It’s unclear if he got it from a fan or brought it with him, but it was proudly displayed.

Green played poorly during most of the NBA Finals, and it seemed like Celtics fans were in his head. He complained about the way they taunted him with profane chants, which is a bit hypocritical since he cursed numerous times during the parade on Tuesday. Green also called Celtics fans “obnoxious” and compared them to one other fan base.

Green and the Warriors got the last laugh, and Draymond was more than happy to rub it in to Celtics Nation.

Draymond Green’s Game 7 tweet goes viral

Draymond Green in a warmup shirt

May 18, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) before game one of the 2022 western conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors wrapped up the NBA Finals in six games, but that didn’t stop Draymond Green from making a joke about Game 7.

Game 7 of the NBA Finals, had the Celtics won Thursday, would’ve been scheduled for Sunday. On Sunday, Green jokingly said on social media that he was preparing for the non-existent winner-take-all contest.

“Getting ready for Game 7 tonight,” Green wrote on Twitter. “Happy Father’s Day.”

Green’s tweet was just the latest example of his outspokenness following the Warriors’ fourth championship in the last eight years. He’s been involved in a Twitter feud with Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant over the past few days. Morant claimed that the Grizzlies occupy real estate in the Warriors’ minds after Klay Thompson called out Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. for a tweet Jackson wrote during the regular season. Green responded, saying that the Warriors were only concerned with Boston real estate after winning the NBA title at TD Garden. Morant then replied that he wants the Warriors to come to Memphis for a Christmas Day matchup next season.

While the NBA season is now over, it doesn’t seem like Green will stop trolling his and the Warriors’ critics anytime soon. If the trash talk between the two teams continues into next season, it will make their first matchup — whether on Christmas Day or beforehand — must-see television.

Ja Morant issues challenge to Draymond Green

Ja Morant dribbles the ball

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The Golden State Warriors are just days removed from being crowned champions of the 2021-22 NBA season, and one rival player already wants a piece of them.

Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant exchanged some trash talk with Draymond Green on social media Saturday. It started when Morant issued a response to Klay Thompson calling out Grizzlies big man Jaren Jackson Jr. for something that Jackson had tweeted in the regular season. Morant felt that proved the Grizzlies are living rent-free in Warriors players’ heads.

Green then got involved. He said the only real estate the Warriors care about is in Boston, where they just finished off the Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. A fan then suggested that a Grizzlies-Warriors matchup on Christmas Day seems like a guarantee. Morant said he wants Memphis to host it.

Green reminded Morant that the defending champions play at home on Christmas Day. Morant said that is fine with him.

“im coming to you then. tell em book dat s—. im on yo block,” Morant wrote (edited by LBS for profanity).

The NBA might just make it happen. Golden State beat the Grizzlies in the playoffs en route to winning another title. There were multiple feuds between players during the series. That bad blood will almost certainly be a factor the next time the two teams play.

Draymond Green responds to Ja Morant’s ‘real estate’ tweet

Draymond Green being interviewed

The NBA season may be over, but there could be a budding rivalry growing between the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies.

After the Warriors won the NBA championship on Thursday, Klay Thompson called out Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. for a tweet sent during the regular season (video here). Grizzlies reporter KJ Wright responded Friday to Thompson’s comment, saying that the Grizzlies were “really out here living rent free” in the heads of the Warriors. Morant agreed, adding that the Grizzlies likely had “a lot of real estate” in the Warriors’ minds.

Draymond Green rarely misses an opportunity to take a shot at opponents, and he took to Twitter Saturday to respond to Morant.

“We traded that real estate in @JaMorant the property value was higher in Boston,” Green wrote.

Green’s retort may have closed the book on this brief Twitter spat. Morant and the Grizzlies can argue about how much space they occupy in the Warriors’ minds, but the Warriors have the ultimate response. They are NBA champions and eliminated the Grizzlies in the second round on their way to winning their fourth title in eight years.

Warriors acknowledge popular fan theory about their title victories

Draymond Green on the court

May 24, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in game four of the 2022 Western Conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors are throwing the Internet a bone after their latest NBA championship win.

Warriors star Draymond Green took some time this week to acknowledge a popular online theory about the team’s title victories. The theory, which had circulated during the earlier rounds of the playoffs, suggested that Golden State wins the championship in every year that rapper Kendrick Lamar releases a new album.

Lamar dropped “To Pimp A Butterfly” in 2015 followed by “Damn” in 2017, “Black Panther: The Album” in 2018, and his latest project “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” just last month. The Warriors went on to win the title in every single one of those years.

Green shouted out the theory in a tweet on Friday and requested that Lamar release another album in 2023.

Granted, there are a few holes in the theory. For one, it does not account for Lamar’s albums “Section.80” (which was released in 2011) and “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” (2012). For another, the theory includes “Black Panther: The Album,” a movie soundtrack that features other artists besides Lamar, but excludes Lamar’s 2016 solo compilation album “Untitled, Unmastered.”

Nevertheless, Green and the Warriors are happy to show love to Lamar for any role that he may have played in helping them win it all this year. In fact, Lamar is so popular in NBA circles that even Hall of Fame coaches dig him.

Warriors’ Kevon Looney made funny admission about locker room celebration

Kevon Looney wearing a headband

Jan 6, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Golden State Warriors center Kevon Looney (5) before their game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Shortly after the Golden State Warriors downed the Boston Celtics to win the NBA championship, they vanished into their locker-room to celebrate. But said celebration could be heard outside the doors and it included a very specific chant that Kevon Looney later owned up to.

“Basically we were saying, f–k you, Draymond. That’s what we were saying. But it was fun, though. It was just a fun moment for us,” Otto Porter Jr. said.

“Fun moment. Draymond been yelling at us all year, too,” Looney added.

The chant wasn’t just a parody of what Warriors players had heard from Boston fans all series, it was an entertaining rib on Green himself.

Green is known to be pretty tough on and demanding of his teammates. Most brush it off but others, such as Kevin Durant, take it more to heart. Of course, when you’re winning and ultimately walk away with a title, it’s a much easier pill to swallow and poke fun at.

Objectively, it was a funny moment for the Warriors and likely a sense of relief for Green and his teammates. But you had better believe when they return to the court next season, they’re going to hear more of that chant from opposing fans.

Draymond Green hilariously trolls Celtics with T-shirt after NBA Finals

Draymond Green on the court

May 24, 2022; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in game four of the 2022 Western Conference finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Draymond Green received plenty of hostility from Boston Celtics fans throughout the NBA Finals. He had one parting shot at the fanbase a day after the Golden State Warriors beat the Celtics to win their fourth NBA title in the last eight years.

The Celtics gave out T-shirts to fans prior to Game 4 at TD Garden that showed the team’s 17 championship banners, with a spaced reserved for No. 18. Above the banners, the shirt read “It’s all about 18.”

On Friday, Bleacher Report’s Jason Dumas tweeted a photo of Green wearing the shirt, with one funny alteration.

Green wrote “Warriors” with two arrows pointed to the blank 18th banner on his shirt. He also wrote “Nope!! Maybe in ’23.”

Green’s trolling of Celtics fans should come as little surprise. The Boston fans were tough on him this series, shouting profane chants at the four-time All-Star during Games 3 and 4. Green was more than willing to fire back at them. He referred to Celtics fans as “a little obnoxious” on his podcast prior to Game 5.

Green had a miserable first four games of the series offensively, scoring just 17 points and shooting 6-for-26 from the field. But in Thursday’s series-clinching Game 6, Green scored a series-high 12 points, including two three-pointers, and shot 50 percent from the field. He also had 12 rebounds and eight assists.

The four-time NBA champion finished the 2022 playoffs averaging eight points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 22 games.

Did Draymond Green take swipe at Kevin Durant after title win?

Draymond Green in a warmup shirt

May 18, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) before game one of the 2022 western conference finals against the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors’ latest NBA title may be their pettiest one yet.

After the Warriors clinched the 2022 championship with a win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, Draymond Green posted an interesting tweet. His tweet read, “Extremely high level of basketball was displayed.”

It seemed like an obvious dig at ex-teammate Kevin Durant. During Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which the Celtics won, Durant had written a very similar tweet. Durant tweeted, “High level of basketball being displayed gentlemen” in the middle of Boston storming back in the fourth quarter to erase a double-digit Warriors lead.

Green and Durant were teammates in Golden State from 2016 to 2019, winning two championships together. But the two players had a very up-and-down relationship, which was cited as a catalyst for Durant’s eventual departure. In the years since then, Green and Durant have had other back-and-forths on social media, most recently last month over some comments that Green made on a podcast.

The Warriors have to feel especially validated now that they were able to win another title within three seasons of Durant leaving (on top of also winning one before Durant arrived). Durant has not been the only prominent target of Golden State’s post-victory revenge tour either.