It could be argued that Draymond Green's penchant for kicking and punching people in their, ahem, unmentionables, cost the Golden State Warriors the 2016 NBA Finals. After he did it to LeBron James in Game 4, Green was suspended for the next game, which the Cavs went on to win. It was only the first step in the Cavs' historic comeback from a 3-1 deficit, but Green's suspension was the catalyst for one of the greatest collapses of all time.
Of course, by that point Green's antics were nothing new. He'd kicked Steven Adams twice during the Western Conference Finals, and as it turned out, he had a habit of dangerously flailing his leg at opponents all season long. You'd think that given all the attention paid to it, and, you know, the suspension, Green would have worked on his body control over the off-season. That apparently isn't the case.
Thought we talked about this, guys. pic.twitter.com/uN3fKqowW1
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) October 22, 2016
In a pre-season game agains the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night, Green flailed his leg on a drive to the basket, connecting with the Blazers' Allen Crabbe and almost setting off a scuffle. The always-great Blazers Twitter account took notice, tweeting out the above. For whatever reason, Green can't seem to help himself, but if he doesn't stop, don't be surprised if more suspensions await him in the near future.
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