Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has responded to a dig from Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers following the infamous bump from Dahntay Jones.
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Jones was fined for bumping into Green as he gave a post-game interview with ABC on Sunday after the Warriors sealed a 106-98 win over the Clippers.
The rivalry between these two teams has been brewing for a while, and it promises to become even more fiery as they exchange words through the media ahead of their next meeting which comes on March 31.
Green ripped Jones in an interview with reporters later than night by insisting that he got his camera time and that if he got suspended the Clippers probably wouldn’t even notice he’s gone. However, Rivers stepped in to defend his player, much like he’s done all season.
“I guess that tough guy in Golden State, the bump was too hard for him, clearly, the way he reacted,” Rivers said, according to Pro Basketball Talk.
“My goodness. I thought the guy was tough. Anyway, that’s my take on it.”
When told of Rivers’ comments, Green simply replied: “Cool story, Glenn”, according to Bay Area News Group.
Glenn is of course Rivers’ first name, and although it isn’t exactly an insult, Green made a point of addressing him by name while the Clippers coach failed to do so.
The rivalry between these two teams is certainly a good thing, as ultimately it is a throwback to the old school NBA when it was an important part of the game. What will make it even better is if these two teams cross paths again in the playoffs when tension will be even higher.