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Draymond Green fires back at Charles Barkley with a host of savage jabs

Draymond Green, Warriors, Charles Barkley

It’s the gift that keeps on giving. The beef between NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green has been entertaining to watch.

Barkley has been poking fun at Green and the Warriors all season since the Dubs are going to miss the playoffs for the first time in the Steve Kerr era. Barkley’s go-to line when making fun of Green is “triple-singles.” He says that when Green finishes with a stat line of, say, six points, four rebounds and five assists.

Speaking to Warriors reporters on Friday, Green yet again fired back at Chuck:

Green is a three-time All-Star and three-time champion. While Barkley never won a ring, he is one of the best players in NBA history. Green surely respects what Chuck was as a basketball player back in the day, but the forward doesn’t really care about Barkley the TNT analyst.

Draymond is currently dealing with a left knee injury. This forced him to miss Stephen Curry’s return to the court on Thursday against the Toronto Raptors. The good news, though, is that Green doesn’t have any structural damage in his knee, and he might return against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday.

Green has appeared in 43 games for the Warriors this season. He’s averaging 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists while shooting 38.9 percent from the field, 27.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free-throw line.

After going to the NBA Finals five straight seasons, the Warriors have been humbled by injuries this season. Golden State traded D’Angelo Russell to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins at the trade deadline. The Warriors are anxious to see what Curry, Klay Thompson and Green look like with Wiggins next season. If they stay healthy, they should compete for another title.