UPDATED 5/2/18 - 9:25 P.M.
Charles Barkley has apparently apologized for the remarks he made on TNT's Inside the NBA following Game 2 between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans.
And just like that, the feud between Barkley and Draymond is over...for now.
See original story below.
NBA players don't get in real fights nowadays—they just jaw with each other. It's a "hold me back" culture, as ESPN's Jalen Rose would say. Two such "scuffles" occurred during Tuesday's playoff action: the first between Drake and Kendrick Perkins (yes, you read that correctly), and the second between Dramond Green and Rajon Rondo.
Green and Rondo got in each other's faces at the end of the first half.
When TNT's Inside the NBA crew watched that clip, Charles Barkley expressed his desire for someone to actually throw a punch at Draymond.
Charles Barkley really wants Rajon Rondo to punch Draymond Green in the face pic.twitter.com/7CFX536Kl2— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 2, 2018
You know Draymond wasn't going to let that one slide. During his post-game presser, he essentially challenged Barkley to, as Drake once rapped, "run up when you see me, then we gon' see."
"If you're not going to punch me in my face when you see me, then shut up," Draymond said. "It's no different than somebody sitting behind a computer screen tweeting, 'I'll knock you out,' and you never seen them in life. But he's seen me a bunch of times, and he'll see me again this year. Punch me in the face when you see me, or if not no one cares what you would have done. You old and it is what is. So if you ain't going to punch me when you see me, then stop talking about it. Period."
Chuck vs. Draymond: Welcome the NBA's newest beef pic.twitter.com/D807wAmuEW— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 2, 2018
Green and Rondo continued their little feud in the second half, as the veteran guard trolled Draymond when he went to the free throw line.
Rajon Rondo wiping his sweat all over the ball before Draymond attempted his second free throw gotta be the pettiest thing ive ever seen 😂 pic.twitter.com/AoKkBPAXJr— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) May 2, 2018
Green had a strong game, racking up 20 points, 12 assists, and nine rebounds. Game 3 of this series, which Golden State now leads 2-0, is set for Friday at 8 p.m. ET.