“He’s the worst member of the boy group who doesn’t realize he’s standing next to Timberlake. When the girls throw his panties at him, he’s going to get hit by panties behind the wheel, but they’re really meant for Timberlake. ”
– TJ Beisner (@tjbeisner) April 27, 2020
It’s pretty insulting, but there’s also perhaps something to Green’s analogy as a member of a largely ignored group of boys. Although his rebounding and defensive contributions have undoubtedly been very important for the Golden State titles, he does not always seem to be featured by a Steph Curry, Kevin Durant or Klay Thompson. So maybe he’s the Chris Kirkpatrick of the Warriors.
Also, it should be noted that this is not exactly a one-sided rivalry. Green retaliated Barkley on several occasions with his own insults, even introducing Turner Sports president David Levy into the discussion in 2018. And Green launched lame lines about Barkley not have NBA championship rings (because you know that Green would totally win championships if he were not surrounded by other talented players) while suggesting that he wants to take Barkley’s job (which may not be so far-fetched) . So, while it can be considered a step taken if Barkley criticized another player who hadn’t chased him yet, the story between him and Green is certainly a notable context here. In any case, the Barkley-Green quarrel apparently does not take leave, even in quarantine.
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