Draymond Green is the current king of trash talk in the NBA. The Warriors’ All-Star is as good as there is at getting under the skin of opponents — sometimes too good — and he serves as the emotional leader of Golden State thanks to that fiery personality. Green isn’t afraid to bark and chatter with anyone in the league, especially if someone else starts talking first.
That’s what happened when the Warriors took on the Clippers this season and Green got into it with Paul Pierce while Pierce was on the Clippers bench. Green got tired of listening to Pierce chirping about how he’s too small and can’t check Blake Griffin and fired back at the veteran that he can’t get a farewell tour because he’s not Kobe and no one likes him enough. As Green explained in an upcoming E:60 profile, the trash talk just comes out, so if you step to him you have to expect him to return fire.