A comment made by a former NBA player Kendrick Perkins on ESPN about Draymond Green evoked his response. Perk, who currently works at ESPN as an analyst, said that the Warriors forward is scared to shoot the ball.
“Draymond Green used to look at the basket. It was moments where we used to see Draymond Green go for 25 or 30. I’m watching them last night he’s not even looking to score,” Perkins said on NBA Today. “That’s not the same Draymond Green of old. So, this is not the same Warriors team as old.”
Green did not mince his words when addressing Perkins’ comments and bluntly called his take ‘stupid.’ “Something came to my phone earlier. A guy’s saying I’m scared to shoot the basketball,” Green said after Game 6.
“‘Scared’ and me in the sentence is like brutal. But you got a big ogre on TV talking about what Draymond said ain’t the gospel. It is the gospel. When you say that multiple times on several different segments, you must think what I say is the gospel.
“So, you got to come out and shut some guys up sometimes. I like to show, when you got people out there just talking out the side of their neck. Anybody can make the pass Draymond makes. That’s just stupid. These are the people that get employed to talk on TV about our game. ‘Anybody could make that pass.’ You make that pass. We’d love to see it.
“I played against the guy by the way. I’m talking about Kendrick Perkins for those of y’all that didn’t know. I’m never ducking no smoke as the Memphis Grizzlies towels say, I don’t duck smoke. ‘Anybody could make that pass.’ You couldn’t. So, good luck. You just got to come out and shut people up sometimes. It was very fun to do that.”