Thursday night was the first time that the Golden State Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies faced off since a new war of words started.
Just last week, both Dillon Brooks of the Grizzlies and Draymond Green of the Warriors were in the news because of some comments they had made online.
Brooks had spoken poorly of Green in an interview and Green responded on his podcast by pushing back, even going as far as to say that certain Grizzlies players don’t like working with Brooks.
On Thursday, the Grizzlies took down the Warriors in a huge way, beating the reigning champs, 131-110.
Following the game, Brooks had some more words for Green.
When asked what bothered him most about Green’s comments, Brooks said, “The fact that he was trying to pin my teammates against me. That was a low blow. That’s the type of player he is. I ain’t out there getting into physical altercations with my teammates.”
"The fact that he was trying to pin my teammates against me. That was a low blow. That's the type of player he is… I ain't out there getting into physical altercations with my teammates."
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That last sentence was a pretty harsh shot back at Green, an obvious reference to the fact that Green was suspended right before the season for punching teammate Jordan Poole.
Brooks knew exactly what he was doing with this statement and now everyone will be waiting to see if Green responds.
One thing is very clear: the rivalry between the Grizzlies and Warriors is only growing.
As the second seed in the West, Memphis is a more accomplished team this season but the Warriors are trying their hardest to climb the standings and be better than the sixth seed when the playoffs begin.
Additionally, the Warriors obviously have more rings than the Grizzlies, a fact not lost on Green and others.
No matter how the season concludes, these two teams – and these two stars in particular – are sure to keep going at it in the near future.
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