Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green had a message for Charles Barkley following Tuesday night’s Game 2 win over the New Orleans Pelicans in the Western Conference semifinals:
If you want a piece of me — come and get it.
In the midst of an exchange on the game telecast on TNT, Barkley said. “I just want somebody to punch him in the face,” as the broadcast crew watched highlights of Green and Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo get in each other’s face at the close of the first half.
“A lot of guys talk on TV,” Green said. “Stand behind the microphone on the TV screen. Fact of the matter is, if you feel that strongly about something, he’s even seen me a million times, then punch me in my face when you see me. If you’re not going to punch me in my face when you see me, then shut up. It’s no different than somebody sitting behind a computer screen, tweeting, ‘I’ll knock you out,’ and you never see him in life.
“He’s seen me a bunch of times. Punch me in the face when you see me, or if not, no one cares what you would have done. You’re old and it is what it is. You ain’t going to punch me when you see me, then stop talking about it, period.”
His mom even responded, taking a great shot at Sir Charles.
— Mary B (@BabersGreen) May 2, 2018
Funny thing was Charles was just like Draymond at times. Maybe a little more likeable, but definitely a villain type player. It must mean Charles really wants to punch himself in the face?