Draymond Green calls kettle black, Kelly Olynyk a "dirty player"

Jan. 10 2014- Oakland CA USA- The Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green gets pastthe Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk in the second period at Oracle Arena in Oakland Calif. on Friday Jan. 10 2014

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The Warriors' All-Star power forward has defended his signature leg kick, questioning anyone who doubts his motives. Olynyk was whistled for an illegal high screen that knocked Oubre to the floor.

The latest barb came courtesy of Golden State Warriors power forward - and noted crotch-kicker - Draymond Green, who said Monday he lost all respect for Olynyk after the long-haired Canadian's dust-up with Washington Wizards wing Kelly Oubre Jr. last Thursday.

Here's a partial transcript of what Green said, with the conversation starting at the 11:30 mark of the podcast. "Like, c'mon bro. Kelly Oubre hit [the official] harder than he hit Olynyk".

"Like I don't respect that man, he's dirty", he said. I know he's not like the greatest basketball player of all time, so maybe you feel like you gotta do that, but you don't, like. just dirty. I mean, that man took a charge on a push.

Draymond Green's history of dirty plays, specifically kicking opposing players in the balls during the NBA Playoffs, has been well-documented over the last two seasons but he's not the only player who has been accused of using dirty tactics to gain an advantage.

Green expanded on his comments, saying there's a difference between "knowing all the tricks" and what Olynyk is doing. "This dude [Olynyk] be out there trying to hurt people". "Man, I don't rock with bruh like that".

"That was insane. Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping".

Despite Oubre's absence in Game 4 Sunday, the Wizards evened the series with a 121-102 victory over Boston.

Green's analysis comes from across the country following a scuffle Thursday in Game 3 of the Celtics-Wizards series. Green's recent criticism of Olynyk raises an intriguing question: What could happen if they face each other in the NBA Finals?

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