Draymond Green no longer selling ‘Cool story, Glenn’ shirts, may miss next game vs. Clippers


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.

From Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group:

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.

Draymond Green launches “It’s cool Glen” line of T-shirts in latest banter between him, Doc Rivers


It all started after the Warriors beat the Clippers in their last meeting. Draymond Green was doing the usual postgame interview, when the Clippers’ Dahntay Jones walked into the frame and bumped Green mid-interview.

Jones was fined $10,000 for the action, but then Clippers coach Doc Rivers stuck up for his player questioning Green’s toughness. Green laughed when he heard this and called Rivers’ “Glen” (his given name) in a radio interview. Rivers responded he was just happy he could still get under a player’s skin.

Now Green is taking that a step further — how would you like a “cool story Glen” T-shirts, which went on sale Friday.

Here is what they look like:


That is the phrase Green used in the radio interview. From Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group:

“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…

“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.”

Not so coincidentally, Green and the Warriors face off against a Doc Rivers’ Clippers on Tuesday night.

I truly hope these teams meet in the playoffs.

Doc Rivers compares Draymond Green to his mom and Pat Riley


1. Draymond Green made a big deal about Dahntay Jones bumping him during a postgame interview.

2. Jones got fined.

3. Doc Rivers mocked Green’s toughness.

4. Green called Rivers “Glenn.”

If you thought this chapter of the emerging Warriors-Clippers rivalry would end there, you were mistaken.

Rivers, via Arash Markazi of ESPN:

“Clearly they’re thinking about us more than we know,” Rivers said. “It makes me happy that I could get someone mad. That probably made my day.”

“When my mom was mad at me and Pat Riley was mad at me they called me Glenn,” Rivers said. “So I guess now Draymond is in that category.”

The rhetoric is clearly fizzling, but Rivers wants to make sure Green knows who has the upper hand.

Hopefully, we’ll see who really has the upper hand with this teams meeting in the playoffs.

If you’re a Comcast subscriber in the Bay Area, you can stream tonight’s Warriors-Pistons game here.


Draymond Green cranks up Clippers-Warriors rivalry, calls Doc Rivers ‘Glenn’


Dahntay Jones bumped Draymond Green during Green’s postgame interview, and Green made a point to chastise Jones afterward. That earned Jones a fine for an incident that could have easily gone unnoticed.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers chastised Green for making this an issue:

“I guess that tough guy in Golden State, the bump was too hard for him, clearly, the way he reacted,” Rivers said. “My goodness. I thought the guy was tough. Anyway, that’s my take on it.”

Diamond Leung of Bay Area News Group:

Calling Rivers by his give name is hardly an insult in a vacuum. In this context, it’s very clear Green intends it as a dig – and that’s enough for it to land.

Clippers-Warriors is the NBA’s best rivalry. This just made it a little better.

The teams next play March 31. Hopefully, they meet again in the playoffs.

Doc Rivers mocks Draymond Green’s toughness after his reaction to bump from Dahntay Jones


After the Warriors soundly beat the Clippers on Sunday, Draymond Green was the one in the spotlight, conducting a walk-off interview to conclude the nationally-televised contest.

Seldom-used Dahntay Jones gave Green an intentional bump with his shoulder that the cameras caught, and was fined $10,000 by the league for his actions.

Green was vocal about this immediately afterward, wanting the league to look into what Jones did.

“I think he wanted a reaction from me, but he don’t play,” Green said. “Me getting suspended and him getting suspended, it’s different. When you don’t play, that’s probably his role on that team.”

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers mocked Green for making such a big deal out of something seemingly so small.

From Melissa Rohlin of the Los Angeles Times:

“Honestly, I just saw it an hour and a half ago and, wow, that was such a violent bump,” Rivers quipped.

Rivers went on to poke a bit of fun at Green.

“I guess that tough guy in Golden State, the bump was too hard for him, clearly, the way he reacted,” Rivers said. “My goodness. I thought the guy was tough. Anyway, that’s my take on it.”

To be fair to Green, Jones was looking for a reaction; that’s why the league saw fit to fine him for what he did.

As for Rivers going after him a bit, well, there’s a bit of a history between the Clippers and the Warriors that dates back to their many battles from last season. So, we’ll just add these remarks to the ever-growing rivalry between the two teams.