Draymond Green Goes On Rant Against "Big Ogre" Kendrick Perkins

The Golden State Warriors are back in the Conference Finals for the first time since 2019, led once again by their Big 3 of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. 

Draymond stepped up his offense big-time in their Game 6 clincher over the Memphis Grizzlies; after taking just 17 shots in the first 5 games combined, averaging 4.8 points, Green took 14 shots in this one, and made six of them, for an all-around line of 14 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. And he admits his offensive uptick was partly to "shut up" former player and ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins, who had said the day before that Draymond was 'afraid to shoot.' 

With his son sitting next him in the postgame press conference, looking stunned to hear what Perkins said about his dad, Green said "Some guy saying I'm scared to shoot the basketball. 'Scared' and 'me' in the same sentence is brutal. But you got a big ogre on TV talking about what Draymond says ain't the gospel. It is the gospel. What I say is the gospel. When you say that multiple times on several different segments, you must think what I say is the gospel. So, you got to come out and shut some guys up sometimes. When you got people talking out the side of their neck. 'Anybody can make the pass Draymond make.' That's just stupid."

And just in case any of the assembled media wasn't sure who he was talking about, Dray made it clear:

"I played against the guy by the way. I'm talking about Kendrick Perkins for those of y'all that don't know. I'm never duckin' no smoke. As the Memphis Grizzlies' towels say, I don't duck smoke. 'Anybody could make that pass.' You couldn't, so good luck. You just got to come out and shut people up sometimes. It was very fun to do."

For those of you who haven't looked it up, 'ogre' is defined as "a monstrously ugly, cruel, or barbarous person." Seems Perk didn't take too kindly to this comparison, so he took to Twitter to chirp back at Green.

"Ogre?? What you call me? Hey listen, man, you ain't handsome... You ugly!"

Should be a fun Conference Final... between Dray and Perk off the floor, at the very least.