Warriors forward Draymond Green has never been one to shy away from trash talk. He says what he thinks, both on and off the court, about whoever he feels like. He's also known for a style of play that doesn't sit well with everybody. He made headlines last season when he was suspended in the NBA Finals for earning too many technical fouls, and kicking people below the belt. Despite this, nothing will stop Green from speaking his mind.
His latest comment comes after Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas gave his opinion on Green's comments about Kelly Olynyk, Thomas spoke out against Green saying that he of all people shouldn't be calling other players "dirty."
"I don't know how he can call anybody dirty," Thomas said. "It is what it is. Everybody's got a comment or something to say. That's all it is."
Added Thomas: "It's a joke that [Green] said that. The playoffs, everything somebody says is blown out of proportion. Everything somebody does is blown out of proportion as well. We can't worry about what others are saying or doing."
Green had this subtweet in response to Thomas:
Just get through that series bro....— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) May 9, 2017
"Just get through that series bro...."
Green is clearly talking about Thomas and the Celtics' hard-fought series against the Wizards. After taking a 2-0 lead, the Celtics were blown out two games in a row. There's clearly no love lost here on both sides.
The irony of Green's comments wasn't lost on Thomas, whose initial reaction was bordering on incredulity. But Thomas, the vocal leader of the team, stood by Olynyk, who also defended himself in the wake of being called "dirty." Green, being who he is, of course responded in the best way he knew how. Some good ole trash talk. As long as it stays clean, there's really nothing better than some beef between two All-Star caliber players.
For what it's worth, Olynyk still believes he's not a dirty player. "I mean, I know who I am. My teammates know who I am," Olynyk said. "Everybody's entitled to their own opinion but right now we've got a big game tomorrow against a good team. That's what we're focused on."