Draymond Green is one of the greatest trash-talkers in NBA history. He knows how to do it effectively, brutally and in a way that stings his foes.
As such, Green is also uniquely qualified to judge other people and their means of talking trash.
This week, he did precisely that with Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns.
Towns has made a lot of headlines over the past couple of months for his brash way of going at opponents. The Los Angeles Lakers were his first victims, and now he has set his sights on the Memphis Grizzlies.
During a recent episode of the ‘Draymond Green Show’ the Warriors star gave Towns some helpful advice.
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“Minnesota is up 4-1 and yet they’re down 3-2,” he said.
“It’s absolutely incredible how those guys have put themselves in a position where they should have already won 4 out of 5 games. Somehow, they’ve managed to only win two of them. It seems to go wrong every time Towns say something on the mic or he tells people to shut up.
“At some point you probably should just be yourself because it hasn’t been going right for him when he does that. I’ve never known Karl Towns to be such a big talker. This year, especially as of the last few months, it’s been a lot of that. When you talk like that, you got to back that up, and Memphis ain’t hearing it.”
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This isn’t the first time Green has directed harsh words towards Towns. Clearly there is some friction there.
It will be interesting to see if Towns ultimately heeds Green’s advice, or simply keeps doing what he’s been doing. It would be hard to fault him either way.