Draymond Green responds to Tony Allen over GOAT NBA defender rebuttal
Draymond reacts to Tony Allen’s GOAT protector defense initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
All of us understood this was going to take place.
On the most recent episode of the Dubs Talk podcast, Draymond Green informed Grant Liffmann and Kendra Andrews that he definitely thinks he’s the very best protector in NBA history.
Former Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies wing Tony Allen, naturally, had something to state about that.
Naturally, Green used a fast retort, advising Allen that he was a liability throughout the Warriors’ 2015 Western Conference semifinals win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
I was waiting on you to mark me Huge homie, however your stamp book began running low in 2015 when we utilized you versus your group en route to my 1ST champion. https://t.co/mDHfltdfZ0
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) March 23, 2021
You’ll keep in mind because 2015 WCF that after the Grizzlies took a two-games-to-one series lead, the Warriors chosen to alter their protective technique and “guard” Allen with center Andrew Bogut, permitting them to have more bodies in the paint to swarm Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. The modification turned the series and the Warriors went on to win in 6 video game en path to their very first of 3 champions.
While Green’s tweet is a suggestion of Allen’s offending constraints, there is no doubt the previous Grizzlies win was an outstanding protector in his own right. In fact, late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant called Allen the toughest protector he ever faced.
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Green was quick to note in a subsequent tweet that he and Allen don’t have any beef and are merely talking ball.
The Warriors forward is a five-time All-Defensive selection and won the 2016-17 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. Allen was a six-time All-Defensive selection but never won the DPOY award.
So, who’s the best protector in NBA history?
That’s for Green, Allen and the rest of the prospects to hash out themselves.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.