Russell Westbrook is not just a polarizing player between NBA fans and members of the media. The Lakers shooting guard is also a hot topic of conversation among NBA players.

During an interview with Twitch streamer Adin Ross on Monday, Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns discussed why he doesn’t consider himself a stat hunter. Ross then asked Towns what he thought of Westbrook, who has produced some of the most striking stat lines in NBA history, but has also come under fire for chasing triple-doubles.

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“He definitely gets stats. He chases stats. But I think he’s a great player,” Towns told Ross. “I don’t care what other people say. Do you know how difficult it is to get a triple-double? Do you know how difficult it is? And he plays too hard. I think sometimes he plays too fast. Too much.”

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Warriors forward Draymond Green saw Towns’ comments on his Instagram account and did not appreciate them.

“I once looked from the bank because we beat the [Timberwolves’] ass and was in the game down 20 with [two minutes] to go, “Green replied.” Come on man. Stop talking to people about ‘brothers’ and yelling that this is a ‘brotherhood’. “

Towns then jumped back to Twitch to address Green’s response.

“I didn’t know it was the coach. Was it the coach? They told me to be in the game with two minutes to go with 20 minutes and I am the coach? Am I the coach?” Towns said. “Am I the coach? Oh shit, I’m Bill Russell. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Bill Russell. I forgot I was also Bill Russell.

“But hey, a great team. I’m not here to do any of those disrespectful things … and all those things. No, I’m not here to do all of that … Listen, you won by 20. His team is a great team. , an all-time team. I know what it is. “

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The Timberwolves and Warriors will meet three more times before the end of the regular season and their next meeting will be on January 16. A bold prediction for that game: Green will share a few more thoughts with Towns as the two stars share the court. .