Draymond Green is full of beef this offseason.
Andrew Nicholson and Draymond Green have a long-standing rivalry, and Nicholson hasn’t missed a chance to retaliate against the seasoned Golden State Warriors player.
Green has struggled to come to terms with the fact that Nicholson was selected higher than him in the 2012 NBA draft, despite Green’s successful career with the Warriors.
In the past, Green went on an expletive-filled rant, criticizing Nicholson’s basketball skills.
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This prompted a response from Nicholson, who not only addressed Green’s critique of his playing style but also took offense to personal comments made by Green during an appearance on Paul George’s Podcast P.
In a recent podcast appearance of his own, Nicholson expressed his view that Green’s remarks stem from his own insecurity.
Upon hearing or learning about Green’s interview, Nicholson wasted no time in posting a comeback of his own.
“Honestly, it is kind of unfortunate and I see it as an insecurity on his end,” Nicholson said. “For A, I didn’t know he was thinking about me for the last 11 years, I wasn’t thinking about him, I’m going to be honest with you.”
“I was happy to see him (Draymond) succeed but I don’t know, maybe it is just the way I was raised, but I like seeing guys do well,” Nicholson added. “… When someone has kind of that insecurity and doesn’t want to see someone else do well or is questioning 11 years later why this guy was (drafted) before me, it’s kind of disappointing.”
Andrew Nicholson addresses the Draymond Green comments “I didn’t know he was thinking about me for the last 11 years. I wasn’t thinking about him to be honest…” pic.twitter.com/zdZ24IyBvR
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He sarcastically commented that he wasn’t aware Green had been thinking about him for the past 11 years and wasn’t concerned about Green’s opinions.
Nicholson also joked about the pronunciation of his alma mater, St. Bonaventure, and suggested helping Green with his enunciation through his non-profit program, 44 Hoops. Nicholson emphasized that he has no problem assisting Green in that regard.