Warriors’ Draymond Green keeps feud with Charles Barkley alive despite new TNT collaboration
It’s common knowledge that Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Hall of Famer Charles Barkley don’t particularly see eye to eye with each other. The two outspoken personalities have had a feud that has been going on for some time now.
Now, it seems like it’s about to come to a head. Green and Barkley will reportedly get the chance to work with each other on TNT’s new television show called “The Arena.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like the two will kiss and make up anytime soon, at least the way Draymond tells it:
“He’s not a friend of mine,” Green told USA TODAY Sports about Barkley. “He’s not someone whose opinion matters to me. So there is not a need to hash anything out.”
The new show will reportedly launch on Monday night and air nightly. It will also continue on when the NBA season resumes on July 30 and even roll through the postseason, which begins on Aug. 17.
Green and Barkley have gone back and forth, hurling not-so-sweet words at one another. Barkley, a former league MVP, previously expressed his disgust over the Warriors forward’s constant whining at the referees. He was so annoyed that he actually wanted to punch Green in the face.
However, the two came face to face when Green appeared on the “Inside the NBA” postgame show after Game 6 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals:
"Much respect from my way." 🤝 pic.twitter.com/VQRoH23szV
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 27, 2018
It appeared like the two made amends, with Barkley admitting how he loves Green’s physicality. Green, meanwhile, showed respect to Barkley as well.
However, as it turned out, the war of words didn’t seem to stop there. This season, Barkley criticized Green once again for putting up mediocre numbers — a “triple-single” as he called it — this season despite the Warriors playing without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry. Green, meanwhile, fired back by taking a shot at Barkley’s inability to win a championship in his career.
It looks like there’s no love lost between Green and Barkley. It will definitely be interesting how the two will coexist when their nightly television gig goes on air this Monday.