Draymond Green was harsh in trash-talking Paul Pierce last night. Pierce and the Clippers couldn’t shut up Green on the court, as the Warriors won. But on Twitter? Pierce responded there: Pierce has repeatedly taken shots at the Warriors, particularly Kevin Durant. I’m not going to complain about trash-talking, but I can also see why Green would tire of this — and even try crushing Pierce last night. But there’s apparently no way to silence Pierce.
You have to give it to him. Draymond Green said after all the controversy about his various incidents of legs-gone-awry that he wouldn’t change his approach at all. And he hasn’t. Green has been involved with several incidents involving flailing feet this season, and on Thursday, added another to his highlight reel, this time nearly kicking Blake Griffin in the head. Well, I’m sure tomorrow we’ll hear all about how it’s his natural motion and he was just “trying to make a play.” The question will be if the NBA sees differently. It’s not impossible for the league to look at this and decide to take punitive action, given how close this came to being legitimately dangerous had he actually kicked
ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard used his daily morning show Friday to defend himself, 24 hours after his comments on Magic Johnson ignited an internal firestorm and had one colleague, Keyshawn Johnson, accusing him of racism. Le Batard, a veteran ESPN sports personality, didn’t as much rebut the racism claims — he didn’t think he needed to based on his “history” — as he attributed the angry responses to a larger race problem in the United States. “Now, I am in the middle of a storm where there are a lot of people laughing that I am in the middle of a racism controversy,” he said on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.” “The social justice warriors are eating their own! I found it interesting what