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Charles Barkley on Draymond Green: “I want to punch his ass in the face”

Draymond Green was up to his old tricks again on Tuesday night as the Golden State Warriors took on the New Orleans Pelicans. As the first half ended between the two Western Conference rivals, Green and Rajon Rondo had words while their respective teammates were headed to the locker room.

Then, Green got tangled up with Pelicans star Anthony Davis in the third quarter. The two wound up flipping over each other several times, and officials decided to give each a foul despite Green clearly initiating the contact.

That didn’t sit right with TNT commentator Charles Barkley, who said during the halftime report that he wished he could punch Green in the face.

No, really.

Via Twitter:

Of course, Green was asked about Barkley’s comments after the Warriors dispatched the Pelicans, 121-116. The Warriors forward said that Barkley was essentially blowing smoke, and that if he wanted to try and punch him in the face in person he has many opportunities to throughout the year, presumably when the two are in relative proximity to each other.

“You old and it is what it is,” said Green.

The Barkley-Draymond beef is real, you guys.

Golden State has a 2-0 lead heading back to New Orleans on Friday.