Draymond Green and Charles Barkley finally stepped into the same ring Saturday night.
But nearly a month after the Golden State forward took exception to the TNT analyst telling his viewing audience that he wanted to "punch (Green) in the face," there was no need for boxing gloves. Green was a guest on the network’s Oracle Arena set after Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, where co-host Kenny Smith played the part of mediator as the two talked about their high-profile war of words.
"No. 1, he’s never committed a foul," Barkley said when asked to explain what bothers him about Green. "I have no problem with the way he plays. I just said sometimes when he starts yelling and screaming, or he doesn’t admit he committed a foul, it drives me nuts. ... I’ve said that he would be a perfect guy to play with, but he would be annoying to play against."
Green, who had challenged the 55-year-old Hall of Famer to follow through with his threat before Barkley gave him an on-air apology, took the high road during his visit.