The 2017 Golden State Warriors will go down in history as one of the most dominant teams we've ever seen. Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, two of the greatest players to ever pick up a basketball, teamed up alongside a tremendous supporting cast consisting of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala, to name a few.
This is exactly why basketball analysts love comparing this team against other all-time great squads, such as the Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal-led Los Angeles Lakers from 2001. If you ask Draymond Green, however, there's just no sense in comparing apples to oranges.
The outspoken Warriors talisman recently caught wind of a hypothetical matchup between these two powerhouse sides. Green could not help but take to Instagram to ruthlessly slam the side-by-side comparison:
“Here's why you need real basketball knowledge to really speak about hoop. Brother compared the points per game 😂😂😂😂😂. Impossible to compare for more reasons than 1. 3 point percentages 😂😂😂😂😂. Lastly, who cares? Yours truly, The New Media,” Green wrote.
Green obviously didn't like the notion of being pitted against a team that played in an entirely different era. He went full savage on ex-NFL star Marcellus Wiley for his supposed lack of basketball knowledge. In his mind, Green simply thinks that it's “impossible” to truly determine which team would prevail between his Warriors and the three-peat-winning Lakers.
For what it's worth, Wiley picked the Lakers in the hypothetical matchup. As a matter of fact, the former Pro Bowler even noted that LA would dominate Green and the Dubs in a seven-game series. I wonder if this fact influenced Draymond's decision to rip Wiley's analysis apart.