Draymond Green and Tristan Thompson reportedly took their NBA Finals altercation into the offseason.
Overshadowed by J.R. Smith’s impression of a person who doesn’t know what basketball is, the big men got into it late in Game 1.
Green twisted the knife after the Warriors’ sweep of the Cavaliers.
Draymond has some words for Tristan after Game 4 and wouldn’t shake his hand
“I don’t fu-k with you”. pic.twitter.com/bcrBNfR5FS
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 12, 2018
Then again during Golden State’s championship parade.
“A lot of guys in this league is soft…I told one of them dudes from the Cavs after the game, he tried to shake my hand, I said, ‘Tristan, we ain’t cut the same.'” – Draymond Green.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 12, 2018
According to The Athletic, Thompson retaliated at a LeBron James-hosted post-ESPYs party in the form of what one witness called a “face mush” and another called a “sucker punch” that was “more like a shove.” Other reports described the shot as more severe.
On Wednesday, Green addressed the story on Instagram, describing the reports as “inaccurate” and clowning Cleveland fans for their planned parade to commemorate the incident.
Draymond just addressed altercation with Tristan on his IG story and not done throwing punches pic.twitter.com/xEnOz62y6p
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) August 1, 2018
A loose translation of 15 cry-laughing emojis in such proximity: “I’m not even mad. You’re mad. I think it’s funny that everyone believes I got sonned.”
And to top it all off, he blamed his blatant insecurity over the reporting on his mom.
I didn’t know what to believe before, but Green’s whining about it on the internet has rendered me surer than I’ve ever been that the trash-talking nut-kicker got got, and did nothing about it.