Celtics great Maxwell continues feud with Draymond Green

Boston Celtics great Cedric Maxwell mostly put to bed a two-day war of words with Golden State Warriors great Draymond Green on Tuesday night — but not before throwing in a few final bedtime zingers.

The pair fell out this week after video surfaced on Sunday of Maxwell, WBZ-FM’s color analyst covering Celtics games over the past two decades, making an obscene assessment of Green’s antics in the Warriors’ Game 2 blowout, which this Jewel contained: “That s—t Draymond Green did? In the 80s he would have been blown away.”

The video, which was made by Boston-based podcast network CLNS Media, has since been made private on YouTube, and a story about the video on CLNSMedia.com has been removed.

Green replied during its media availability on Tuesday He questioned the perceived toughness of the NBA in the 1980s, saying there were “few people” — noting Rick Mahorn and Bill Laimbeer in particular — who actually pushed through something Maxwell questioned Wednesday.

“Didn’t we see Bill Laimbeer get knocked out in front of us in the yard while Robert Parish was out there?” Maxwell said during NBC Boston’s “Boston Sports Tonight” roundtable featuring Chase Center haters Mike Felger and Michael Holley.

“A lot of the shenanigans currently happening in-game with Draymond would not have been tolerated in the ’80s,” Maxwell said. “… That’s the toughness of the game, it’s very different.”

Maxwell went on to acknowledge that Green’s argument has some merit — fines weren’t equal, suspensions weren’t equal, heck, Maxwell wasn’t even ejected after assaulting a Sixers fan during a game.

“I understand what Draymond is saying, but he keeps saying that nobody hits nobody. You’re asking Charles Barkley what happened when he and I got into an argument while I was in LA with the Clippers,” he said, referring to the time he was allegedly roundhouse slapping Barkley. “…I was in enough of it. Draymond wasn’t even born when I was around playing, was he? Let me do the math here. Draymond, ask your daddy who I was, okay? That’s how it goes.”

With the NBA Finals moving to Boston on Wednesday night, the Warriors are looking to reclaim home field advantage at the Garden. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m

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