Draymond Green

Sanskar Tiwari

NBA

“300 Pound Softy,” Draymond Green-Jusuf Nurkic’s Ugly Feud Extends To Social Media

The world of basketball is buzzing with excitement as the feud between Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors and Jusuf Nurkic of the Phoenix Suns heats up. What started as a clash on the court has now spilled onto social media, grabbing the attention of fans everywhere. After a thrilling game that saw the Warriors snatch victory with a last-second shot, Green didn’t hold back, calling Nurkic a “300-pound softy” online. This comes after a history of tensions between the two players, including a suspension for Green earlier in the season. Now, their war of words has everyone talking, adding even more drama to an already intense rivalry in the NBA.

Social Media Sparks Fly Again

In the aftermath of a thrilling matchup that saw the Warriors snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with a last-second three-pointer by Stephen Curry, Green wasted no time reigniting the flames of their feud. Taking to social media, Green didn’t mince words, dubbing Nurkic a “300-pound softy,” amplifying the tension between the two giants of the game.

   

This latest bout of hostility comes on the heels of a physical showdown between the Warriors and the Suns, where Green’s suspension-inducing hit on Nurkic’s head still lingered in memory. Despite the Warriors clinching a narrow 113-112 win, the animosity between Green and Nurkic persisted, spilling over into the realm of social media.

Draymond Green and Stephen Curry
NBA/Draymond Green and Stephen Curry

The verbal sparring didn’t end on social media, as Green took the opportunity to address Nurkic’s comments on his podcast, The Draymond Green Show. Venting his frustrations, Green didn’t hold back, lambasting Nurkic’s skills and questioning his ability to capitalize on his imposing size advantage. Accusing Nurkic of failing to make the most of matchups against smaller opponents, Green’s criticisms struck a nerve with fans and pundits alike.

The war of words escalated further as Nurkic fired back with a cheeky jab on social media, suggesting that Green might benefit from redirecting his focus to therapy sessions rather than engaging in podcast banter. The exchange highlighted the personal and competitive animosity between the two players, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in their ongoing saga.

No Off-Court Camaraderie in Sight

Off the court, it’s abundantly clear that Green and Nurkic are unlikely to bury the hatchet anytime soon. Their post-game comments and subsequent podcast banter underscore the deep-seated animosity and competitive spirit that fuels their rivalry.

Draymond Green
NBA/Draymond Green

For Green, no stranger to on-court altercations and suspensions throughout his career, defending his reputation against Nurkic’s accusations was paramount. Refusing to back down, Green vehemently defended himself, questioning Nurkic’s character and skill set in the process. As the regular season draws to a close, fans are left eagerly anticipating the potential fireworks of a postseason matchup between the Warriors and the Suns.

In the end, Golden State emerged victorious with a nail-biting one-point win, courtesy of Curry’s heroics. However, the drama and tension between Green and Nurkic serve as a reminder that, in the world of professional basketball, the battles extend far beyond the hardwood.