Draymond Green was asked to respond to comments made by Charles Barkley about wanting to punch him in the face.
Barkley's comments came at halftime after TNT showed footage of Green exchanging words with Rajon Rondo.
Draymond Green and Rajon Rondo exchange words at halftime. pic.twitter.com/hDUr0hDw1A— RealGM (@RealGM) May 2, 2018
"A lot of guys talk on TV," Green said. "Stand behind the microphone on the TV screen. Fact of the matter is, if you feel that strongly about something, he's even seen me a million times, then punch me in my face when you see me. If you're not going to punch me in my face when you see me, then shut up. It's no different than somebody sitting behind a computer screen, tweeting, 'I'll knock you out,' and you never see him in life.
"He's seen me a bunch of times. Punch me in the face when you see me, or if not, no one cares what you would have done. You're old and it is what it is. You ain't going to punch me when you see me, then stop talking about it, period."
Green expounded his comments to Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.
"I think it's pretty sad," Green told The Athletic. "It's probably something that needs to ... when you look at the president of TNT, David Levy, which I know well, it's kind of embarrassing on their behalf ... I'm an employee of the NBA, he's an employee of TNT. And you have your biggest sponsor, one of the faces of that company, saying that on national television. That's embarrassing for them. So that's something -- a problem that they have."