After Draymond Green called out the old players who keep comparing the physicality of ’80s and ’90s basketball to the modern NBA, Cedrix Maxwell hit back with a fact check on the comments of the Golden State Warriors star.
For those not in the know, Maxwell recently commented that Green would be knocked out in the 1980s and 1990s for what he did in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, instigating fights against Jaylen Brown and Grant Williams. The Warriors vet caught wind of the comments and fired back, noting that it confuses him that those former players talking weren’t the ones punching people.
“I have a huge appreciation for those guys. I saw what Cedric Maxwell said. One thing that baffles me about the ’80s or the ’90s, or whenever you want to call it when basketball was so much more physical, is some of the guys that be talking weren’t the guys that were punching people. They act like guys was just walking around the court, like, I’m hitting this guy in the nose,” Green explained.
Of course, Cedric Maxwell saw the response and decided to answer back once again, making sure that Draymond Green gets his fact straight. After all, as the former Celtics champ showed, he was a highly physical player during his time.
He also noted how the Warriors forward wasn’t still alive when he’s playing in the NBA, suggesting that Green doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
"Draymond wasn't even born when I was playing!"
Cedric Maxwell reacts to Draymond Green's comments about him 😂 pic.twitter.com/67H82Ao8ji
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) June 8, 2022
It looks like this back-and-forth won’t end any time soon. Green, however, will definitely benefit by focusing on the NBA Finals instead of letting Maxwell’s talk get into him. Who knows, the Celtics legend might just be doing it to distract him.