Draymond Green Addresses Physicality of 1980s, ’90s NBA

Draymond Green has used his podcast, his part-time job at Turner Sports and media availabilities to let the world know what’s on his mind on a regular basis. On Tuesday when talking to reporters, the Warriors enforcer had a hilarious take on the often lauded golden age of basketball back in the 1980s and ’90s.

Like most players in today’s age, Green is probably sick of hearing from former players how their era was so physical—and by that metric better than the current state of basketball. The three-time champion addressed that notion and called out those same players because more often than not, they’re bragging about getting beat up.

“Some of the guys that were talking weren’t the guys that were punching people,” Green said. “There were a few guys back then that would lay you out, that would knock you out, that would foul you and get thrown out the game: Bill Laimbeer, Rick Mahorn. But everyone running around acting like they were that, y’all were getting bullied.”

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