The member of the Golden State Warriors with whom Lakers Coach Luke Walton expected some friendly trash talk wasn’t his counterpart and mentor, Warriors Coach Steve Kerr. It was Warriors forward Draymond Green.
Green didn’t play in the teams’ first preseason meeting in Las Vegas. But he started on Wednesday night. The back-and-forth began with the Warriors’ first possession.
Green hit a three-point shot, then stared down Walton. Later, Green hit another three and walked right over to Walton to tell him about it. Throughout the game they traded occasional barbs as their teams squared off for the second time in a week.