A brief tiff between the Golden State Warriors and singer Fergie’s ex-husband, Josh Duhamel, reached a fun and peaceful conclusion this Friday courtesy a dance — yes, a dance.
The tiff began earlier this week when Duhamel criticized one of the team’s players for having laughed and giggled during Fergie’s performance at the 2018 NBA All-Star game earlier this year.
“I was pissed off at Draymond Green, first of all. I think he owed her an apology,” he said during an interview that aired Thursday on Fox Sports 1’s “Fair Game with Kristine Leahy.” “I thought he was kind of a prick. Just because he knew the camera was on him, and he snickered about.”
“I just thought that, if he would have been a real man, he would have at least called her and said, ‘Listen, I’m sorry that I caused all this.’ That’s what a real man would have done, in my opinion.”
Now flash back to Feb. 18, when prior to the start of the NBA All-Star game Fergie took the stage to deliver a rendition of the national anthem that was widely criticized by many for being lackluster.
“When the 25-minute introduction show finally completed, Fergie took the mic to perform the national anthem. And let’s just say it could have been better,” USA Today noted at the time. “It got to the point where people were openly laughing at Fergie’s performance. When the broadcast zoomed in on Draymond Green, the Warriors star couldn’t keep a straight face.”
Duhamel was clearly not pleased by Green’s brief moment of laughter and amusement, though it remains unclear why he waited eight months to reveal his frustration to the public.
No matter, because Green and his teammates promptly responded about 24 hours later by celebrating their stunning 47-16 victory Friday evening over the New York Knicks by recording themselves dancing to a remix of Fergie’s national anthem performance.
While some interpreted the dance as Green doubling down, others seemed to perceive it more as Green and his teammates extending an olive branch.
“Note to self: Think twice before you call out the champs. Well played @warriors #NBATwitterisnojoke #sorryferg,” Duhamel tweeted after the dance video was posted to Twitter.
Check out his tweet and Green’s reply below:
— Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) October 27, 2018
Hahaha it was never any disrespect to her… But the challenge about to be lit G!
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) October 27, 2018
It would appear they’ve decided to brush aside their beef. Otherwise, it doesn’t look like the many provocateurs on social media are interested in allowing that to happen.
It’s kinda a bad look tho for a room full of men to gang up and lowkey roast a female again in front of the world. It’s a bad look. No class? @ayeshacurry
— Linda (@LindaLynnAK) October 27, 2018
Let’s be honest Draymond, you would laugh and anything because you are paid to do so…… because you only exist in a cartoon movie…… and that movie’s name is ‘Shrek’ …… because you are Donkey. pic.twitter.com/7TGSP0w6sX
— Gregg F’in Williams (@GreggWilliamsOH) October 27, 2018
I’m pretty sure America forgot about that bad performance until you and the interviewer brought it up. ???
— M’Baku Calrissian (@RanceRob) October 27, 2018
A real man would have told his girl that her performance was horrendous. #manup
— Yung Blockchain (@YungBlockchain) October 27, 2018
The age we live in where celebrities throw a pity party every week. Get a grip @joshduhamel The rest of us still trying to make a living and stop those horrible @tacobell commercials!! pic.twitter.com/ELIWXLqtpg
— Paw Creek Lawdogg (@selasdad8) October 27, 2018
Yeah fool It is disrespectful. Your mama should slap your ignorant ass.
— RantieAnn (@SuigenerisJones) October 27, 2018
Word to the wise: If two people you like have stopped beefing, then maybe you should stop beefing too. Just saying …