Sports Pulse: USA TODAY Sports & # 39; Sam Amick breaks off Game 6 at the Western Conference finals, where the Warriors hit the Rockets in the second half to shoot a decisive game in Houston.
USA TODAY Sport
OAKLAND – Draymond Green and Charles Barkley finally entered the same ring on Saturday night.
But almost a month after the Golden State Warriors striker had made such a big exception to the TNT analyst, his audience that he "wanted to slap green in the face" did not need boxing gloves anymore. Green was a guest in the Oracle Arena of the network, which took place after the sixth game of the Western Conference finals, where co-host Kenny Smith played the role of mediator while the two talked about their high-profile war of words.
"No" He never committed a foul, "Barkley said when he asked him what bothered him about Green." I have no problem with the way he plays. I only said sometimes when he starts screaming and screaming, or he does not admit that he committed a foul, it drives me crazy. … I said that he was a perfect guy to play with, but it would be annoying to play against him.
Green, who had challenged the 55-year-old Hall of Famer to obey his threat before Barkley apologized to him, took the high road during his visit.
"To be honest, I think none of us in the NBA has committed a foul," said Green, whose Warriors crashed Houston at 115-86 to force Game 7 on Monday in Houston. "No one likes it when the referees make a foul on them, but sometimes I get sick (arguing with the officials). My mother always reminds me. My grandmother will say it. My uncle is very tough with me I know that – I could understand that. Still, there is a lot of respect (for Barkley) of my way. "
Warriors Media Relations Man Raymond Ridder had hoped to bring even more ease to the visit by sending Green forward with a pair of boxing gloves, but he could not find it in time.
" No need for that, "Green said USA TODAY sports a laugh. "It was good. (Barkley) has a job to do at the end of the day. I understand that. I have a job to do. Kenny broke the ice. As I've always said, I have. "Respect for (Barkley) He's great at what he does, his job is to analyze what I do, to analyze my job, and I understand it's that is. "
Follow Sam Amick on Twitter @sam_amick .