Draymond Green: Grizzlies 'Oblivious' for 'Talking S--t' After Warriors Championship

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVJune 29, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 13: Jaren Jackson Jr. #13 of the Memphis Grizzlies and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors embrace after Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals on May 13, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Draymond Green respects the Memphis Grizzlies for talking trash, but the Golden State Warriors star believes they should know when to stay quiet:

"Talking s--t to the team that won a championship after they beat you, after they won a championship, is an entirely different level of oblivion. It doesn't get much more oblivious than that," Green said on The Old Man and the Three podcast (1:00).

Green did say it was a good thing that the Grizzlies didn't understand the situation at times.

"They're young and they don't know how big these moments are," he said (around the 30-second mark). "So they're just oblivious to it."

The Warriors knocked out the Grizzlies in a competitive six-game series in the Western Conference Semifinals before winning their fourth championship in eight years. The trash talk still continued after the NBA Finals:

Draymond Green @Money23Green

We traded that real estate in <a href="https://twitter.com/JaMorant?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@JaMorant</a> the property value was higher in Boston <a href="https://t.co/X7Du6zSiZF">https://t.co/X7Du6zSiZF</a>

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

The Christmas Day matchup we need? 👀🍿 <a href="https://t.co/Lyi5bPTHju">pic.twitter.com/Lyi5bPTHju</a>

It shows the Grizzlies have plenty of confidence as they look to continue the rivalry in the coming years. Though they didn't win a title in 2021-22, Memphis had the second-best record in the NBA at 56-26 and should only get better as Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr. and others move into their primes.