As LeBron James and Hall of Fame player and current analyst Charles Barkley found themselves in their own criticisms of each other recently, Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green took James' side, along with other NBA players.
Seeing current NBA players take James' side was no surprise to Barkley. "This new generation, they all stick together, they all play together, they’re all AAU babies," Barkley said Wednesday on "Mike and Mike."
To Knicks point guard Brandon Jennings, the "AAU babies" comment was pure comedy. Who Barkley specifically said it about though, Dwyane Wade and Green, happen to be two future Hall of Famers in Jennings' eyes.
This ERA of sports is crazyyyy man!!! You can say watever you want!!! AAU babies is funny. Wade & Green HOFs though. https://t.co/njIcYsewz5— Brandon Jennings (@brandonjennings) February 9, 2017
Currently in his fifth NBA season with the Warriors, Green has averaged 9.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game for his career. The 26-year-old is a two-time All-Star, two-time All-Defense First Team and made the All-NBA Second Team last season.
Through 49 games of the 2016-17 season, Green is scoring 10.7 points per game while grabbing 8.4 rebounds and dishing out 7.3 assists per game. He is tied with Kevin Durant for the team lead in rebounds and leads the Warriors in assists per game, beating out Stephen Curry (6.4 assists per game).
Speaking on his podcast "Dray Day," Green spoke out about James' comments to Barkley.
“I’m all for destroying Barkley,” Green said. “You know, Barkley talk a lot. A whole lot for a guy who has not won a championship."