In this corner, Draymond Green. 6-7. 230 pounds. 28 years old.
In the other corner, Charles Barkley. 6-5. Generously listed at 300 pounds. 55 years old.
Now entering the ring, Mary Babers-Green. Physical measurements unknown, but possessing the passion that only a protective mother can conjure up.
Barkley bit off more than he could chew when he suggested that he would like to punch Green in the face after watching the Golden State Warrior star be an irritant and get in the face of Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo.
Green quickly responded with the memorable quote, “bring it, old man.”
Mom weighed in with some insults for Barkley, including comments about Barkley’s lack of fighting spirit when he was a player.
All this led to Sir Charles apologizing for his comment but not taking back his criticism of Green’s on-court antics.
Of course, Barkley is right about that, but he needs to Tighten Up when it comes to talking about punching people in the face. Once mom got involved, Charles at least had the good sense to say “No mas.”
Who do you think needs to Tighten Up? Call in and the best and most entertaining suggestion will win a $25 gift card to Buck’s Pizza on Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile.
For Threaded Fasteners, I’m Randy Kennedy with Tighten Up.