The Charles Barkley and Draymond Green beef was kind of resolved last night on ‘The Arena’ when both men praised each other.
Both Barkley and Green are a part of “The Arena,” a new TNT show launched in the lead-up to the restart of the NBA season which made its debut on Monday night.
“The Arena” is hosted by Cari Champion and featuring a panel of Charles Barkley, Dwyane Wade, and Draymond Green. The show will not only focus on the Bubble restart but also on bigger topics like the coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matters movements, etc.
The Charles Barkley and Draymond Green beef
When the topic arose of both of them being on the show together, it was deemed as not being a good fit. The pair have not seen eye to eye before.
A few months ago Barkley describe Green as the “least famous person in the boy band” due to the Warriors struggles this season. To which Draymond said that Barkley is “jealous” of him.
The feud between the goes back 2 years.
During the 2018 NBA playoffs, Barkley became frustrated with Green said he would like to “punch him in the face.” Barkley called on opponents to do the same thing.
Green challenged Barkley to “punch me in the face when you see me,” though Barkley later apologized for his words.
Green, also took a shot at Barkley in the past, criticizing Barkley for never winning an NBA title. Whereas Barkley has said that Green has only won 3 NBA titles because of the all-stars like Seth Curry and Kevin Durant playing alongside him.
Green and Barkley mending the relationship
But now it seems that both of them have put their issues behind them. In the first episode of “The Arena”, they both described the nature of their relationship.
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“I’ve said many times, I like Draymond,” Barkley said, “He does annoy me at times on the court because you’ve gotta ask him if he’s ever committed a foul.”
To which Green responded, with reason for his ‘hate’ towards Green.
The Warriors star explained that a lot of people around the NBA fraternity take the views of an analyst very seriously and it can thus affect a player’s value in the NBA market.
Fortunately for Green that did not happen. But, that is largely for his issue with Chuck was, because he felt his analysis could impact the careers of players.
“He’s a Black man, I respect him, The issue that I’ve had is, a lot of people watch the game of basketball, and don’t know what they’re looking at. So when they look at a Chuck or they look at different guys who has these platforms, they take what you’re saying and they listen to that and they run with that” Green continued.
“So whereas for me, it hasn’t necessarily affected my pockets, but there are a lot of guys in this league that people run with what guys say on these platforms, and it affects guys’ pockets, and that’s the issue that I’ve had”.
Green said that they should support each other and stand up for each other as Black Men.
It seems like the beef between them has been put aside for the moment. But it won’t be surprising to see both of them taking more swingings at each other on the show.