Draymond Green has been at the forefront of the ongoing rivalry between the Warriors and the Clippers, and took it to the next level by selling t-shirts that displayed a phrase he used to zing L.A.’s head coach.
Green and Doc Rivers went back and forth a bit through the media, after an incident where L.A.’s Dahntay Jones bumped Green during a postgame interview. Jones was fined by the league, Doc Rivers mocked Green’s lack of toughness, Green responded by saying “Cool story, Glenn,” and the t-shirts were printed and made available for sale.
But Green pulled the shirts shortly thereafter, saying he didn’t want anyone to interpret what he was doing as a lack of respect for Rivers.
Not 48 hours after the shirts went on sale, Green put an end to it and reiterated that he had “the utmost respect” for Rivers.
“A former player, he’s one of the guys who paved the way for me,” Green said. “So I respect all former players. And he’s a champion. He’s proved over the course of time his worth.
“I took the shirts down because I know at the end of the day it’s all fun and games. With doing the T-shirt line, if something catches, you use it. But I just knew people would try to make it out to be more than it really is, so I took it down. People try to make it as if I don’t respect Doc.”
In only slightly more important Draymond Green news, Green may miss Tuesday night’s contest against the Clippers. And of course, he used it as another opportunity to zing the Clippers.
Warriors forward Draymond Green might not play Tuesday in the team’s final regular-season meeting with the Los Angeles Clippers because of what he said was inflammation in his shins.
The soreness combined with the fact that the Warriors have already clinched the top seed in the Western Conference with nine games left led to Green’s being listed as questionable with the minor issue. …
“I’m sitting out,” Green joked Monday. “I’ve got Blake-itis.”
The Clippers would need to get to the second round of the playoffs to face the Warriors in a seven-game series — which is something we should all be rooting for, simply from the standpoint of pure entertainment.