Draymond Green eviscerates Dillon Brooks after ESPN profile

Dillon Brooks trashed Draymond Green in his ESPN profile and the Warriors star responded

Dillon Brooks trashed Draymond Green in his ESPN profile and the Warriors star responded
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Dillon Brooks certainly didn’t see or fully absorb the peak Chappelle’s show-era”When Keepin’ It Real Goes Wrong” sketches. This week, Memphis Grizzlies Forward Dillon Brooks tried to be his authentic, obnoxious self ESPN profile which included quotes that drew the ire of those equally as crafty Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green.

This isn’t exactly breaking news, and it’s no surprise that he’s trying to upset Green. Never one to back down from a fight in person or online, Green used the podcast platform to blast Brooks with the deadly precision of a trained verbal assassin. You can always count on Green to throw vinegar in the wounds of a surging Grizzlies team. If anything, it seems to rise from it and Brooks opened the window. Green clearly took Brooks’ comments to heart and responded strongly to each of Brooks’ criticisms leveled against Brooks.

Here are the highlights:

“This idiot said, ‘I don’t know what Draymond’s doing out there,'” Green said. … “He said, ‘I just don’t like Golden State.’ To be honest, I wouldn’t be happy with a team that beats me all the time either.”

That one cut deep. But Memphis has been fighting to unseat Golden State for two years. The Grizz had their best shot at the 2022 Western Conference semifinals, but couldn’t capitalize.

“‘I want nothing to do with them.’Honestly, you were a little kid in high school watching us win championships. You should be glad you got to witness that. … you’re a fan.”

Brooks was a freshman at Oregon during Golden State’s 2015 championship season, but Green calling a rival player a fan is pretty funny. It’s also the opposite of what Brooks said after Golden State eliminated them last May.

But let’s move on to the rest of Green’s diatribe.

“If you’ve ever wondered why the Memphis Grizzlies aren’t ready to compete for a championship, look no further than this idiot right here,” Green said of Brooks. “They’re really depending on this guy to help them win championships and he says, ‘his game is cool.’ Honestly, it just shows how little you know about basketball.”

That’s where it gets really interesting.

Wow, Green is putting on his analyst hat now. He may be implying that Brooks has it 450th worst fielding average in the league (at the time of writing) this season without contributing in any other way as a 3-and-D wing. Brooks remains the best shooter to Green, but the former doesn’t offer much value during cold streaks.

“The level of understanding of basketball is at the fan level. And you run around talking about a dynasty? The dynasty starts after you, not with you, Green said.

“It’s just a fact. I know dynasty players. They are not clowns. This doesn’t work for building a dynasty… Take it from me – I actually know! Clowns don’t build dynasties.”

Insulting basketball IQ and calling Brooks a clown is the most personal of these war of words. The next time they meet, don’t be surprised if Brooks has bad intentions for Green.

“I’m trying to figure out why they like you in Memphis.” Or do they love you in Memphis? That’s a better question, Green said. “I’m not sure your teammates love you. But I can tell you why they love me [in Golden State]. If you contribute the way I contributed to four championships, they usually like you.”

Who has a higher approval rating?

However, Green thinks highly of himself. This is obvious. He’s not wrong though. I’d imagine he has a higher approval rating in the Bay Area than Brooks currently has in Grind City. However, Brooks and Green are different sides of the same coin.

Every sleek championship contender needs an acrimonious, annoying archetype player or starter to keep everyone engaged when they hit such a potential break during a grueling tournament or stretches of an 82-game season. His role is also to play opponents out of character by focusing on his antics instead of their game. This is the human equivalent of internet provocateurs. The more attention you give them, the greater their presence will be.

That’s why Brooks appeared impressed in front of Keown and bragged about occupying real estate Donovan MitchellHe’s been doing the perfect fake slide n’ fall since he intentionally rolled into Mitchell, only to intentionally bump him in the groin of the Cavaliers guard in a regular season game last month.

Plays like these made Brooks a hate magnet for the Memphis Grizzlies. He is also a serial line blatantly bad-mouthing. All the bad energy from opposing teams is directed at Green instead of Klay Thompson or Steph Curry. He is a shield of human negativity.

And yet, while everyone sees Green’s clash with the Grizzlies as a symptom of the rivalry, I see two squabbling soul mates. Not Green and Brooks, they hate each other. Memphis could be the perfect landing spot for Green if his reign in Golden State ends this offseason. Plus, Branden Clarke’s torn Achilles leaves a void in the Grizzlies lineup for a versatile defensive anchor whose contributions can’t be fully explained through the box score.

Most importantly, the Grizz desperately need a veteran who has been through the playoffs before. Green ticks these boxes. Scoff if you want, but stranger things have happened.

Source: https://deadspin.com/draymond-green-dillon-brooks-warriors-grizzlies-espn-1850209385

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