Draymond Green despises idea of being compared to Charles Barkley

Former Michigan State star Draymond Green despises the idea of being compared to Charles Barkley.

Draymond Green isn’t afraid to speak his mind. He never has been. The former Michigan State star has been one of the best defenders in the league for a few years now and he’s really grown into an all-around great player after a slow start to his NBA career.

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A few years ago, if you would have compared Green to Charles Barkley, he probably would have blushed and treated it as a major compliment. Now? He’s shunning anyone who even brings that comparison up. He doesn’t want to be like Chuck and he made that very clear this week.

It’s fair to say that Draymond and Chuck don’t exactly see eye to eye and this is further proof of that. No, he’s not saying Chuck was a bad player, but he also doesn’t want to be characterized as the “modern-day” Charles Barkley.

Draymond clearly does not like the comparison, calling himself the “modern-day Draymond Green.” This will open some eyes.

Green has been a monster in the playoffs for Golden State and he is playing a huge part in engineering another NBA Finals run. The Warriors just swept the Trail Blazers and Green upped his production, averaging 13.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 4.3 blocks per game.

So hold on to those Draymond-Chuck comparisons because Green doesn’t want to hear them. Right now, he’s dominating the postseason.