If you thought the beef between Draymond Green and Dillon Brooks would cool after a Memphis Grizzlies win over the Golden State Warriors, well, that’s up to you.
No, it turns out the Grizzlies getting their first win of the season against the Warriors in three tries proved to be just the shot in the arm needed for one of the most lopsided NBA feuds in recent memory.
This current chapter started with Brooks doing an ESPN interview and saying, among other things, “I don’t like Draymond at all.” Green responded in a very green way by asking about Brooks on his podcast, basically pointing to the scoreboard and saying the Grizzlies will never become the dynasty they believe they can be if they rely on Brooks.
It all made for a great promo for Thursday’s Warriors-Grizzlies game and wouldn’t you know it, Green and Brooks got going:
The real fireworks naturally came after the game, a lopsided 131-110 victory for the Grizzlies despite the absence of Ja Morant. Brooks finished the game with 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting with six assists, while Green had 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting, seven assists, five rebounds, three assists and five turnovers.
The loss continued a brutal road season for the Warriors 34-33, who are now 7-26 behind Chase Center.
Brooks started the post-game walkthrough by calling Green’s podcast habit “cute.”
Speaking to reporters later, Brooks ignored Green’s comments with a dubious claim.
Now, far be it from us to single out a player and judge him to be better (especially since irrational self-confidence is what fuels the vast majority of NBA players). Let’s just take a look at some resumes.
Green is a four-time All-Star, four-time NBA champion, one-time Defensive Player of the Year, seven-time All-Defense and a two-time All-NBA Team member in 11 seasons with the Warriors. Brooks … has been a consistent starter for the Grizzlies for the past four years.
Either way, Brooks continued to make a much stronger point, noting that it was rich that Green was insinuating his Grizzlies teammates didn’t like him when Green was the one to hit a teammate before the season. :
Meanwhile, Green chafed that the Warriors had a rivalry with the Grizzlies, again noting that the Grizzlies didn’t exactly have the resume to match the Warriors.
Who wins this round? People who like pointless NBA drama, obviously.