“Talk a lot for a guy with no job!” Charles Barkley SAVAGELY trolled Draymond Green over free agency

A look back at Barkley's cheeky remark on Green's free-agency amid trade speculations.


“Talk a lot for a guy with no job!” Charles Barkley SAVAGELY trolled Draymond Green over free agency

Draymond Green laughs as Charles Barkley trolls him for his free agency (TNT)

NBA legend Charles Barkley, known for his quick sharp humor, dropped a zinger about Draymond Green’s free agency a year ago. It happened at the televised golf event ‘The Match,’ where Barkley remarked the Golden State Warriors’ star talks a lot for a guy without a job. This sent a wave of chuckles and gasps across the sports community.

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Barkley’s clip put the spotlight on Green, who was then navigating the waters of free agency after leaving his spot with the Warriors. A key figure in the team’s successes since their first championship with him in 2015, Green declined a $27.5 million player option, making him a free agent. This move sparked widespread speculation about his future in the NBA.

Charles Barkley took a jab at Draymond Green:

"Draymond talk a lot for a guy who ain't got no job… Dray, you going to Detroit on this red-eye tonight or you going back to the Bay?"

The Warriors, including teammates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, had shown a keen interest in retaining Green, who was after a three-year contract. He later went on to sign a four year, $100 Million contract with the Warriors. Barkley’s humorous jab was just part of a long-standing playful rivalry between him and Green.

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Draymond Green’s decision was a significant moment for the Warriors’ franchise, especially after the Jordan PooleChris Paul trade. His leadership and defensive prowess have always been instrumental in the team’s successes.

The Warriors might be looking to trade Draymond Green

Times are tough for the Golden State Warriors, once a dominant force in the NBA. And Draymond Green? Well, he’s at the heart of the storm. Renowned for his defensive skills and on-court intensity, Green’s recent run-ins, including the clash with Jusuf Nurkić, have thrown the Warriors into a bit of a crisis.

Draymond Green has been one of the most impactful players for the Dubs' dynasty
Draymond Green has been one of the most impactful players for the Dubs’ dynasty (Image via X)

From championship glory to a struggling 18-22 record, it’s been a tough ride for the Warriors. The team’s slide from elite status to a ‘poverty franchise’ is a big deal, especially for a squad that was once envied in the NBA.

The Warriors camp are thinking about shaking things up big time. They’re open to trading pretty much everyone, except for Steph. Even core members like Thompson and Green might also be on the trade block. They’re eyeing talents like Kyle Kuzma, Buddy Hield, Zach LaVine, and Pascal Siakam. A little bit of a scoring touch or defensive edge might just be what the Warriors’ are missing in their winning formula.

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