Draymond Green is back on the air.
The Golden State Warriors forward will be a guest analyst for TNT’s studio coverage of the NBA Playoffs this week, starting with the cable network’s dual schedule tonight.
At 4 p.m. PT, the Philadelphia 76ers take on the Washington Wizards, looking to sweep the top-seven series. At 6:30 p.m., Memphis hosts Utah in Game 4 of this series, as the Jazz – the Western Conference seed – look to take a 3-1 lead.
Green will join Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and host Ernie Johnson for the pre-game, half-time and post-game analysis. On Tuesday, Green will join Johnson, Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal in the studio, and will be with Johnson, O’Neal and Smith on Wednesday. Green will be on TNT until June 4.
Green was also a guest analyst for TNT’s 2020 NBA Playoffs coverage.
Previously, Green and Barkley – two of the game’s biggest talkers – had been back and forth on a variety of topics, usually related to their skills.
“If you date a girl and they say she has a big personality, she’s ugly. If they tell you a guy works hard he can’t play a lick, ”Barkley once said. “Same thing.”
Barkley would call Green for getting his “usual triple-single” and relying on the talents of his teammates for his success.
Green responded to Barkley last year shortly before the coronavirus pandemic forced the NBA to shut down. “If he keeps talking, I’ll take (his job) soon – sooner than he thinks.” He should probably shut up. He can’t talk to me about basketball either. Not smart enough, not qualified. ”