Draymond Green Talks About The Steven Adams’ Kick [Details]
Rucuss staffMay 24, 2016
Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green will play in the next game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The NBA elected not to suspend Green for his kick to the groin Thunder center Steven Adams in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday. Green’s foul was upgraded from a flagrant foul 1 to a flagrant foul 2, with a $25,000 fine attached, but the league has decided not to issue a suspension.
The Thunder blew out the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, but what all anyone was talking about was Green’s kick to Adams’ groin. Green claims he didn’t do it on purpose. He gave his side of the story on Monday morning in a diary entry with The Undefeated’s Marc Spears where he reiterated that he didn’t do it on purpose.
I would tell [Adams], ‘My bad,” Green said. “I didn’t try to do something like that.’ Honestly, I wanted to go up to him during the game and say that. But I know what type of competitor he is and I think I know how he would react. If he would have reacted the way I thought he would have reacted, I know what that would have done to me, as well. I just kind of erred on the side of not saying anything and was hopeful I may catch him after the game.
I didn’t intentionally kick him down there. Whether he believes me or not, which I don’t think he will and wouldn’t in the moment, which is why I didn’t say anything. I would definitely apologize and I look forward to apologizing to him, if I see him.
USA Today‘s Sam Amick detailed the NBA’s process.
Green has three flagrant foul points this season. One more will result in an automatic suspension.
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