Draymond Green Of Golden State Warriors Suspended For Game 5 For Hitting LeBron James In The Groin

| June 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Golden State Warriors are just a win away from earning back to back championship but things will be a bit harder as they will be without their all-star power forward Draymond Green who has been suspended from Monday nights’ game five of the NBA Finals. According to the bleacher report Green was assessed a flagrant foul 1 by the NBA for hitting LeBron James in the groin.

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The play in question came with less than three minutes left in Golden State’s 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, when Green and LeBron James got tangled. James stepped over Green after the Warriors forward fell to the court, and Green swung his arm and appeared to make contact with James’ groin area. James immediately turned around, and the two players went chest-to-chest as play continued.

The NBA called Green’s action a “retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin” of James.

The flagrant 1 gave Green his fourth flagrant foul point of the playoffs, which carries an automatic suspension.

“Draymond said something that I don’t agree with,” James explained after the game. “I’m all cool with the competition, I’m all fine with that, but some of the words that came out of his mouth were a little bit overboard. Being a guy with pride, a guy with three kids and a family, things of that nature, just some things go overboard, and that’s where he took it.”

Green said it was James’ step-over that caused the problem.

“I felt he stepped over me. You’re not just gonna step over me like that,” he said on the NBA TV broadcast. “There’s many routes you can take, don’t just step over me like that. We had our words, it is what it is. I don’t care who you are, I’m not gonna back down from you.”

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