Rajon Rondo added a new chapter to his feud with Draymond Green in Game 3 of the Pelicans-Warriors NBA playoff series Friday.
The New Orleans guard appeared to trip the foot of the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year as he made his way to the bench.
The Pelicans won Game 3 119-100, with Rondo recording 21 assists.
Rondo trying to trip Draymond #PettyWarz @World_Wide_Wob pic.twitter.com/paGVW5IqlY- Ali B (@ali_behpoornia) May 5, 2018
Rondo and Green have gone at one another every game this series. In Game 1, they got into each other's chests after Green celebrated an and-one layup.
In Game 2, Rondo tried to get under Green's skin by wiping his sweat all over the ball before a free throw by the Golden State forward.
Rajon Rondo wiping his sweat all over the ball before Draymond attempted his second free throw gotta be the pettiest thing ive ever seen 😂 pic.twitter.com/AoKkBPAXJr- Wobibrow (@World_Wide_Wob) May 2, 2018
Green seems to be trying his best to not let Rondo's antics faze him.
"[Rondo's] a competitor and I'm a competitor," Green told reporters, per the Mercury News, after Game 2. "It is what it is."
Green even went so far as to try and distance himself from the issue entirely after Game 3.
Draymond Green not happy w/ idea he's "baiting" Rajon Rondo: ""It ain't Draymond this time. I've baited a lot of guys. I succeeded quite a bit... At some point somebody gotta tell the truth, I know that's not the DNA these days... I'm chilling. Playing basketball." pic.twitter.com/yT7uwBQ0zk- Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 5, 2018
Rondo returned serve at the podium when told about Green's comments.
Rajon Rondo on whether he's baiting Draymond Green: "That's his game. I don't try to bait him into anything. He talks a lot of shhhhh. It's just part of it. We're competing... Just trying to match his intensity." pic.twitter.com/Pu3stjLoZo- Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) May 5, 2018
Considering the pattern these two have developed, fans are likely eagerly awaiting what they have in store for Game 4.