Draymond Green Claps Back at Shaquille O’Neal for Defending Charles Barkley’s Kevin Durant Criticism: “Y’all Stop Letting That Guy Do That Man”

Published 04/28/2022, 10:00 AM EDT
Draymond Green and Kevin Durant (Source: Washington Post)

Charles Barkley is infamous for having feuds with NBA players, and we all know about the Barkley versus Kevin Durant saga. Durant has a reputation for saying what he thinks without fear of anything, even if it means going up against a legend in the basketball world. NBA players are now taking their stances as this feud reaches a new level as Draymond Green took his friend and former teammate’s side.

Speaking about the interview and how they’re changing the words and being polite to Barkley.


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There has also been a feud between Barkley and Green several times if you remember: “I want to punch him in the face so bad,” Barkley said. “I’m just telling you. I want to punch his a** in the face. I do.” Referencing the 2018 playoff series between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors. In this case, it appears that Green is not going to leave Barkley alone.


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Durant is responding strongly to Barkey’s disagreement about him being the best for the Warriors. There was an on and off series of comments between the two individuals after this. Although Chuck has not won a single championship, his friend still considers him a champion, as we can see on the show.

As Green talked about this, he mentioned Shaquille O’Neal‘s remark and how they are just being nice to him. As a result, Green clapped back at O’Neal for his support of Barkley’s criticism of Durant.

A response from Draymond Green to Shaquille O’Neal’s remarks

While on TNT, Green mentioned that Kenny Smith has mentioned many times that Barkley had not won a championship. During this time, he also mentioned that he is just being nice and favoring Barkley. Adding to his statement, he said, “Miss me with all the nice guy stuff, Kenny!”

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 13: (L-R) Shaquille O’Neal, Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley appear on stage during the Turner Upfront 2015 at Madison Square Garden on May 13, 2015 in New York City.
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Following that, he also tackled other members of the group, mentioning Shaq and Ernie Johnson in their comments. In the show, Shaq brought up the G14 classification, and Green responded: “Big fella G14 classification, I don’t know if Chuck necessarily got the G14 championship.


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Green concluded by saying: “Y’all Stop Letting That Guy Do That Man.”


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It looks like it will take a long road to resolve the feud as talking and making remarks about each other is going on. Let us know what you think in the comments. Keep visiting our site to learn more about such exciting news.



Anshika Rai

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Anshika Rai is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Anshika has been following NBA for many years now.