Of course, here we are again. Once more talking about a rivalry that really isn’t one if you ask Golden State Warriors’ big man Draymond Green. Sure, these two teams always put up a fight against each other — the Memphis Grizzlies got the better of them in the 2021 play-in tournament, but the Warriors exacted revenge in more important fashion during the second-round of last year’s playoffs.
The Grizzlies have never won anything. Green was quick to remind them of that in dismissing any thought of a rivalry between the two sides. A win in March means little to a rivalry according to the Former Defensive Player of the Year who claimed “I have a hard time getting out of my bed in March. What’s a game in March?”
Dillon Brooks has made a baffling claim in the aftermath of the Memphis Grizzlies win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.
Green made great points, especially with the championships. The Grizzlies have never won anything, meanwhile, the Warriors have won four with this core, and seven all-time. There’s levels to this.
But, of course, as we all could have guessed, Dillon Brooks had to respond to Green’s comments. He is that one player that doesn’t do a whole lot, but still feels the need to talk incessantly. In Thursday’s game, Brooks finished with 14 points on 6-for-15 from the field and 1-for-7 from three-point range.
Brooks was hardly a major factor in Memphis’ big win, even as a starter in a game where Ja Morant and Steven Adams were absent. Yet despite the plethora of history against such a statement, Brooks still decided to run with the comment, “I know I’m a better player than him”.
That right there just baffles me, because I don’t know a single person who actually knows basketball that would agree with what he said. This is reaching delusional levels of self-confidence or opposition disrespect. Maybe both.
Green is a four-time All-Star, a seven-time all-defensive team selection, a four-time champion, and a former Defensive Player of the Year. He is already a lock for the Hall of Fame. In comparison, Brooks’ biggest career highlights and awards literally coming from his college career. Again, there are levels to this, though apparently Brooks doesn’t seem to care.