Draymond Green calls out Karl-Anthony Towns for Russell Westbrook comments; Timberwolves star responds
Russell Westbrook isn’t just a polarizing player among NBA fans and media members. The Lakers guard is also a hot topic of conversation among NBA players.
During an interview with Twitch streamer Adin Ross on Monday, Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns discussed why he doesn’t consider himself a stat-chaser. Ross then asked Towns what he thought of Westbrook, who has produced some of the most eye-popping stat lines in NBA history but also been criticized for chasing triple-doubles.
“He definitely gets stats. He chases stats. But I think he’s a hell of a player, though,” Towns told Ross. “I don’t care what anyone says. You know how hard it is to get a triple-double? You know how hard it is? And he plays hella hard. I just think that sometimes he plays too quick. He tries to do too much.”
Warriors forward Draymond Green happened to see Towns’ comments on his Instagram feed, and he didn’t appreciate them.
“I once watched from the bench due to us beating the [Timberwolves’] ass and he was in the game down 20 with [two minutes] to go,” Green replied. “Come on man. Stop talking to people about the ‘bros’ and yelling this is a ‘brotherhood.'”
Draymond calls out KAT over his comments about Russell Westbrook 👀 pic.twitter.com/JXXDqHGfHu
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Towns then hopped back on Twitch to address Green’s response.
“I didn’t know I was the coach. I was the coach? I was told to be in the game with two minutes left down by 20 and I’m the coach? Am I the coach?” Towns said. “I’m the coach? Oh s—, I’m Bill Russell. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Bill Russell. I forgot I was Bill Russell, too.
“But hey listen, hell of a team. I ain’t here to do none of all that disrespectful s— and all that stuff. Nah, I ain’t here to do all that. … Listen, you won by 20. Your team is a hell of a team, all-time team. I know what it is.”
(Note: Explicit language in the video below.)
The Timberwolves and Warriors will face off three more times before the end of the regular season with their next meeting coming on Jan. 16. One bold prediction for that game: Green will share a few more thoughts with Towns while the two stars share the court.