Draymond Green shares hilarious story of talking trash to Kobe Bryant

Drew Shiller
NBC Sports BayArea

Draymond Green loves talking trash. It's part of what makes him such a unique talent.

It's a special skill that can't just be taught to anyone.

"I am the best trash-talker in the game, but it's spur of the moment," Draymond explained to Sam Alipour of ESPN the Magazine. "For instance, the Paul Pierce thing that got a lot of pub, when I told him, 'You ain't Kobe. There ain't gonna be no farewell tour!' He was yapping from the start: 'Kill him, Blake! He too little! He too little!'

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"So I'm like, 'Yo. Shut up. Like, that's not true. That's proven to not be true.' He kept yapping, so finally I'm like, 'Yo' -- and it just came out. I didn't plan it. I'm not going into a game thinking about Paul Pierce."

Speaking of Kobe Bryant:

"I also tried talking junk to Kobe, maybe my second year," Draymond shared. "On a potential game winner, Mark Jackson put me in to guard him, and I got the stop. I said, 'Yeah, I'm locking that s**t up!' He looked at me like I was crazy and said, 'That miss ain't got nothing to do with you. Sit down.' 

"I said, 'Oh, s**t. All right, I'm out."

We need more stories like this. All day, every day.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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