Draymond Green recreates Kendrick Perkins meat after he helped the NBA Finals

Not even making NBA Finals history could tear Draymond Green away from an old-fashioned runner.

So when the veteran climbed to 10th on the all-time assists list during Golden State’s 107-88 Game Two win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night, he, of course, seized the opportunity to shoot his longtime opponent Kendrick Perkins.

The bad blood between Greene and Perkins began to boil this time around during the Western Conference semi-finals, when an ESPN NBA analyst said Greene was “afraid” of taking blows against the Memphis Grizzlies and mocked his death.

“Some of those help get me to Steve Curry, Jordan Paul, Klay Thompson, I can go in there and get the same help,” Perkins said on “First Take” before Game Six of the semi-finals. β€œIt’s wide open. Nothing but a pass. So don’t let Draymond Green sit here and fool you like all that comes out of his mouth is gospel.”

Just as he did to address Perkins’ comments in mid-May, Green took to Twitter on Monday to paraphrase the former NBA player’s allegations.

“Not half bad for a guy who can’t pass,” Green tweeted along with an NBA post congratulating him on his 188 final passes and a new spot on the leaderboard.

And for anyone who thinks he was referring to something other than criticizing Perkins, Green explained in the comments below his tweet.

Even Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma got in on the fun, adding an air of humor to what seemed to be an endless clash between Green and Perkins while simultaneously offering congratulations to the Warriors star.

Green can actually apply it, and that is made all the more evident by his new rankings in the Finals history. But he’s a historic threat to defense as well, as Dub Nation and the rest of the league have learned, joining LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Scotty Pippen as the only players to ever finish in the top 10 in both assists and assists. Steals during the finals. Green is No. 9 on the last list with 52 steals in the Finals.

If the previous beefs between Green and Perkins taught us anything, a response from Perkins to Green’s tweets Monday can be expected soon β€” especially since Green’s recall came just hours after Perkins praised the 32-year-old’s Game 2 performance.

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In the meantime, Green is likely to enjoy the excitement of Sunday night’s win – and his reputation as one of the best passers in Finals history.

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