Warriors HC Steve Kerr says the matchup between Draymond Green and Rudy Gobert is ‘modern NBA Twitter warfare’
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is staying out of the recent social media melee between Draymond Green and Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
Steve Kerr asked about the Draymond-Gobert matchup tonight: "Modern NBA Twitter warfare. I stay out of that. You can ask Draymond and Rudy about it."
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 13, 2019
Green recently trolled Gobert for showing his emotions after not being named to this year’s NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte (h/t Dane Delgado of NBC Sports Bay Area).
“I guess I was just raised a little different, Green said on CJ McCollum’s latest “Pull Up” podcast. That’s just not OK with me. I’m all for passion and people showing their emotion and all these things, but to cry that you don’t make the All-Star Game is a bit much for me,” Draymond explained.
Green, who also didn’t get selected this year, has willingly added another rivalry to his collection – one that he may regret sooner rather than later.
I guess I should cry too… no Charlotte? 😢😢😢
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
Gobert was considered a lock for most of the season to be make his first All-Star Game this year, being the defensive juggernaut that he is – averaging 15.2 points, 12.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.2 blocks in his sixth NBA campaign.
The 26-year-old big man already got some revenge on LaMarcus Aldridge (who also made the All-Star team over him) in Utah’s 125-105 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.
Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell came to his teammate’s defense following the win.
“Big fella (Gobert) took that one personally. We’ve got another in Golden State I think he’ll take personally,” Mitchell told Rick Egan of The Salt Lake Tribune. “I think that’s what we all hope to see.”
Needless to say, Tuesday’s matchup between the Utah Jazz and the Golden State Warriors could get a little dusty between Draymond Green and Rudy Gobert.
But we’ll just have to see.