Another day, another exchange between former player and now ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins and Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green.
Over the past few weeks, Green and Perkins have been going at it as the former isn't happy with how Perkins has been dishing out his sports takes on air, specifically about Draymond's performance. The two once again went back and forth on Sunday evening in what became a drama-filled day.
Green started it
In his latest podcast episode teaser, Green mentioned that he's going to be talking about the "old media" (which he referred to as the "dumb talking heads"), specifically the likes of Perkins, Skip Bayless, Nick Wright, and other analysts who regularly talk about basketball on television and radio.
According to Green, these talking heads don't know how to correctly analyze the game because they've never played it at the professional level (except for Perkins) in the first place.
Green, who has been passionate about his "New Media" movement since he started his podcast under The Volume network, also believes that despite Perkins' experience in the NBA, he's still an "idiot" and "moron" for acting like he knows how to analyze the game just because he won a championship.
The four-time champion said that Perkins wasn't a good player in the first place and therefore shouldn't act like a "know it all" on TV.
Perk didn't take Green's comments lightly
A few moments after Green's podcast teaser was released, Perkins reacted to the forward's comments by going on a social media spree to fight back. Perkins called out Green and even said that the NBA brotherhood feels that he's all bark and no bite. Perkins also said that many analysts have been talking behind Green's back and know he is incapable of doing anything to them.
After today, it's safe to assume that the beef between Perkins and Green has only escalated and will probably go on for the whole offseason (if not longer) from the looks of it. This all started because Green didn't like how Perkins called him out for his lackluster NBA Finals performance, where he averaged 6.2 points, 6.2 assists, and 8.0 rebounds in 6 games.
Nevertheless, Green still won his fourth championship and is on a mission to call out every analyst who doubted him and said that the Warriors' dynasty was over. It just so happens that Perkins has become Green's favorite target.