Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green and Conor McGregor beef on Instagram

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Draymond Green
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Draymond Green /

The Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green got into an Instagram feud with fighter Conor McGregor.

The Golden State Warriors always keep you on your toes. There’s never a dull day with them these days. That’s largely thanks to Draymond Green. The two-time champion is an expert at using social media.

In anticipation of his big fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., fighter-turned-boxer Conor McGregor was seen wearing a throwback Golden State Warriors jersey as he prepared to train. Most, including BlueManHoop, thought it was a “We Believe” era Jason Richardson jersey. It wasn’t, according to McGregor himself.

The two athletes beefed early Sunday morning, starting with a Green Instagram post.

Green was telling the Irish fighter that he (and the Warriors) were siding with the undefeated Mayweather. He was protecting the Warriors’ image and his no. 23. Still, they were unrelated to him.

Drafted in 2012, Green never wore that jersey design. By the time he joined Golden State, they had been using the blue and yellow bridge logo that we know today. Still, it’s a Warriors jersey and he wanted no part of his team–whether or not he is included–to be associated with McGregor.

Green was being a little defensive, potentially stirring the pot. It also seems like it could have been an incident of miscommunication. That didn’t stop the beef from unfolding.

Green decided to talk about his legacy and it’s a pretty compelling argument.

This just looks like a big miscommunication. It, clearly, wasn’t a Green jersey and I feel confident saying that the Warriors’ star knew that. He just didn’t want his team being used to prop up the fighter that’s fighting his friend.

McGregor pulled the “I’m a professional fighter” card which is a pretty good argument against most people. The MMA star is 5’9 and 154 pounds. Green, who isn’t technically trained in the ways of boxing or mixed martial arts, is 6’6, 250 pounds. I’m not saying Green has the technical skills to win a fight, but he’s not going to back down.

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It turns out that McGregor was wearing a C.J. Watson jersey. The point guard, who played for Golden State from 2008-2010, was at the center of one of Mayweather’s controversies. It, reportedly, was Watson’s texts to the boxer’s wife that set Mayweather off to assault his spouse.

McGregor allegedly doesn’t know who Green is, but he cared enough to respond to Green’s Instagram post. I could be biased, but I think Green, establishing himself as an all-time great, beats not knowing who the other person is.

The fight is on August 26th.