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!'
"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."
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