"He tried to shake my hand, I said 'Tristan, we ain't cut the same."— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 13, 2018
–Draymond on not shaking hands with Tristan Thompson after Game 4. pic.twitter.com/VJn82lYUsz
Per a new report, their feud boiled over in a nightclub earlier this month.
Bossip, citing "multiple sources," is reporting the two players got into a fist fight at Los Angeles club Delilah after the ESPY Awards July 18. Bossip reports that Thompson "socked Green with a two-piece, getting the better of the NBA Champion."
Adding to the absurdity of this story, LeBron James and Kevin Durant reportedly broke up the fight, and LeBron quickly left the club afterward. Though they're rivals on the court, LeBron and Draymond are friends off of it, so such a confrontation would clearly put him in an awkward position.
FOX's Jason McIntyre hinted at this story two weeks ago.
before tomorrow’s show, I hope somebody breaks the NBA fight I just heard about. Apparently went down at an LA club this week. No spoilers here— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) July 19, 2018
He added more detail Tuesday.
Draymond Green was not the aggressor, he was trying to make peace. Tristan felt embarrassed by the end of the Finals diss moment and just unloaded. Couple players i spoke here in LA/on social media went with, "about time"— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) July 31, 2018
Thompson, 6'9" and 238 pounds, and Green, 6'7" and 230 pounds, are roughly the same size. Green is noted as one of the league's best trash-talkers, and Thompson is one of the NBA's most physical presences.
They're both agitators, so they've mixed it up routinely over the years, including at the end of Game 1 of this year's Finals. Thompson was ejected after fouling Shaun Livingston with only 2.6 seconds remaining in overtime, and Draymond celebrated his ejection in his face—then they exchanged shoves and words.