In their last meeting, Draymond Green fueled the rivalary between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Clippers to new heights. After getting bumped by Dahntay Jones, Green stared him down and then said "he doesn't play" afterward.
After Jones was fined for the bump, Doc Rivers called Green a "tough guy" and that the bump was "too hard for him." Green undeterred, delivered a zinger right back at Rivers by saying "Cool story, Glenn."
Knowing a good catchphrase when he sees it, Green has started to sell "Cool story, Glenn" T-shirt and hoodies.
Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group talked with Green about his merchandise.
"I approved it,” Green said Friday, the morning after the release of the line of “Cool Story, Glenn” shirts on Athlete Originals that includes three different designs. “A lot of fans kept asking me for it, so the person who runs my store thought that it would be a good idea.
Green’s “Cool Story, Glenn” gear cost $45 for hoodies and $25 for T shirts. Green said that the recent back-and-forth exchange with the division rival coach Rivers was something that was fun for him.“They sent me the design. I approved.”
“It’s not for a lack of respect,” Green said. “I respect him. It’s fun. Throughout the course of the season, you find things that’s funny. You have to. It’s just fun. It’s no disrespect.”
Rivers knows that Green is just having some fun but knowing that his name is being used to make a profit, he wants in.
As he jokingly told Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times:
Is Rivers getting a cut of the proceeds?
"I should, for sure," said Rivers, whose team plays the Warriors on Tuesday at Staples Center. "Like I said earlier, I love that I'm on his mind."
Tomorrow night's Warriors/Clippers game keeps getting better.
UPDATE: Draymond Green has stopped selling his "Cool story, Glenn" merchandise. Maybe he didn't want to share the profits with Rivers?
Draymond Green said he removed Cool Story Glenn shirts from shop because he didn't want them misinterpreted.— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) March 30, 2015