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Draymond Green to Grant Williams: ‘You’re not me. You want to be me’

Draymond Green and Grant Williams in 2022 NBA Finals - Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 5: Grant Williams #12 of the Boston Celtics plays defense on Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Two of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 5, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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In Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Draymond Green pushed the Warriors to victory, pushed referees to their limit and pushed Grant Williams’ buttons.

Before these Finals began, the Celtics forward recalled the 2015 Finals, when Golden State beat the Cavaliers.

“I was going for the Warriors then, back in the day, because I’m a Draymond guy,” Williams said. “That was a fun moment for me because my teammates were all going for LeBron. Like Admiral Schofield, who plays with the Magic, all these guys were betting on the Cavs. When they beat them, I talked so much trash for a week.”

Williams said he modeled his game after Green. By the time Williams left Tennessee for the 2019 NBA Draft, comparisons to Green were commonplace.

Sunday, Green unleashed some vicious trash talk toward Williams: “You’re not me. You want to be me.”

Green is ruthless.

(That’s a compliment here.)