Draymond Green has been suspended for game 5 of the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warrior was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul after review of an incident with LeBron James where it looked he took a swing at his groin.
Reports the NBA:
The NBA announced the retroactive decision Sunday, issuing James a technical on the play late in Golden State’s 108-97 victory Friday. A statement announcing the discipline said that Green “made unnecessary contact with a retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin” of James.
“There’s no way you can say this is an acceptable act,” Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA’s executive vice president of basketball operations, told The Associated Press in a phone interview.
Green has been on the cusp of trouble for much of the postseason. This is his fourth flagrant foul point, which resulted in the automatic suspension. He also has five technicals and was fined $25,000 for kicking Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams in the groin during the Western Conference finals.
Needless to say, social media is on fire with various opinions on whether or not Green’s suspension at such a critical point in the series was/is necessary.
Peep all the conspiracy theories, and slander, below and on the following pages. Game 5 is Monday, June 13 at Oracle Arena with the Warriors up 3-1 in the series.