Don’t ever get Draymond Green upset from something as blasphemous as the latest statement. A reporter asked Green about him being compared to Barkley, who is in the hall of fame and a TNT analyst. Green does what he does best by responding with honest comments, but everyone knows his impact dictates the Golden State Warriors’ success and not relatable to what Barkley has done with past teams.
“Hell no,” Green said according to The Associated Press. “I’m the modern-day Draymond Green. F— no. Chuck] told y’all in ’90-what that he wasn’t your kid’s role model anyway … so there you have it. He wasn’t my role model. I grew up in Saginaw, Michigan. … That’s what you do, you talk. You talk junk during basketball. That’s how I was raised. I was raised in a family like that, so I didn’t need a Charles Barkley to influence me.”
The two time all-star doing all he can on being a better play on and off the court. Barkley wasn’t really that type of role model for NBA fans. But the same can be said about Green, who can self-destruct at any given moment on the court. His antics and getting technical fouls can really risk Golden State’s chance of winning a championship, like last year. Barkley on the other hand got into fights even during his late career. A very talented player at 6’4 who did incredible things, but can lose control and focus, like Green.
Green at 27 years old still has a bright future in the NBA. When it is all set and done he will be in the hall of fame, but let him live his own legacy and not be like the past greats.