Draymond Green setting aside beef with Charles Barkley for ambitious TNT project
On Tuesday, TNT announced “A five-night live documentary event” from the cable network and Bleacher Report. “The Arena” will be “focused on stories around the game.” In addition to Sir Charles, Green will be teaming up with former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and broadcaster/host Cari Champion for the docuseries.
The series will cover “the NBA’s return to play in unprecedented times,” and will include “candid conversations” between Barkley, Green, Wade, and Champion and “voices shaping shaping the culture.”
“The Arena” debuts July 20th at 8pm ET on TNT. pic.twitter.com/ovCcQkGq33
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In the past, Green has expressed a disdain for Barkley’s takes, and reiterated his displeasure with Barkley in April. “It’s jealousy that somebody the same as him or smaller can come in the league and have the success I’ve had, made the money I’ve made, win the championships I’ve won,” he said on the “All The Smoke” podcast.
“He scored more points than me, ‘ight cool, but that don’t necessarily mean you had more impact on the game than me,” the Warriors star added.
Barkley has been a frequent critic of the Warriors, and expressed a desire to punch Green in the face. Barkley had poked some fun at Golden State’s newfound struggles this season, to which Green recommended Barkley “stop before I go take his job”.
Either way, it seems as though the two accomplished players and interesting personalities will work together for the time being for a much more productive cause during these important times.
“The Arena” will premiere on Monday, July 20th at 8PM ET.