Joel Embiid has fired the first shots in a 'friendly' war of words between him and Golden State Warriors All-Star forward Draymond Green.

During an interview, Embiid detailed an experience with Green where the Philadelphia 76ers center told him exactly what was on his mind.

"I saw Draymond this summer and I told him that I was going to kick his ass," Embiid said. "I can't wait to play against him. Because, I feel, I love the way he talks trash and I feel like I'm kind of like the same. So it's going to be a fun battle especially agianst you know Steph(en Curry), Klay (Thompson), KD (Kevin Durant) -- still haven't played against them. I'm excited."