Programming note: Watch the Warriors take on the Suns on Friday night at 6 p.m. PT, streaming live on the MyTeams app.
Last Friday, Rudy Gobert got emotional when talking to reporters about not making the All-Star Game.
Soon thereafter, Draymond Green trolled the Jazz center on Twitter.
I guess I should cry too... no Charlotte? 😢😢😢— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
Draymond took a lot of heat from people on social media, which prompted him to tweet again.
Y'all Big Mad or Lil Mad? 😂😂😂😂— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) February 1, 2019
Earlier this week, the three-time All-Star was a guest on CJ McCollum's podcast, "Pull Up," and he discussed the situation at length.
"I guess I was just raised a little different. That's just not OK with me. I'm all for passion and people showing their emotion and all these things, but to cry that you don't make the All-Star Game is a bit much for me," Draymond explained. "And credit to Rudy -- he didn't make it and he had 25 and 13 that night. Go do that though ... credit to him for going out and having the game he had right after thinking he should have been an All-Star and not getting the nod. I respect that and I rock with that.
"But the first part (crying) -- I can't get with that. I don't believe in that. I don't think that's cool."
Whenever the Warriors face the Jazz, the Draymond-Gobert matchup is always fascinating to watch. They both realize that the other is arguably their biggest competition for Defensive Player of the Year and this brings out the best in each other.
There is always a lot of trash talking, and here's an example:
Draymond Green with the steal on a driving Rudy Gobert, and then Draymond looks back at Gobert with a "you knew I was gonna steal this from you" look pic.twitter.com/jJKD4qSB94— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) December 20, 2018
Any other reason why Draymond wasn't a fan of Gobert's tears?
"Also, when you look at what we do, especially Rudy -- Rudy's a big man, he's somebody who locks the paint down; he's an intimidator -- you do that and you kind of lose some respect from some guys that you got to play against," the 2017 DPOY said. "Some guy (who may have feared you) is now looking at you like, 'Huh? Wait. You crying?'
"So even more so than anything, the mental edge that he may have on someone -- it takes a hit. And the mental edge can be exactly what gets you over the hump. The mental edge can be exactly what allows you to dominate one particular matchup.
"It's not necessarily the fact it's a man crying -- men cry, women cry, people cry, kids cry, everyone cry -- but you're crying over All-Star and we're talking about basketball ... that's my issue with the interview."
Feb. 12 = Warriors host the Jazz = appointment television.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller