OAKLAND, CA – OCTOBER 27: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors and Bradley Beal #3 of the Washington Wizards gets tangled up in a fight during the second quarter of their NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on October 27, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors overcame 17 point deficit against the Washington Wizards winning  120-117. In the midst of the Win Draymond Green and Bradley Beal scuffle stands out. Green and Beal wrestled at the end of the second quarter. The tussle between Beal and Green led to complete chaos on the court. Kelly Oubre Jr threw a punch which landed on Walls head. Ironically,  Oubre Jr may be the one  suspended. Oubre is the only player to throw a punch. 

Draymond Green responded to the ejection letting people know they have been trying to “hold him down”. Green  is no stranger to drama. Draymond most likely cost the Golden State Warriors a championship.  Green’s  suspension  in the 2016 lives in infamy. Golden State Warriors NBA Finals  3-1 lead still is the largest collapse in NBA history. As a result Green’s absence for one game provided Cleveland the momentum to turn the tide. 

All Eyez On Draymond Green

Whether we like to admit it or not Green is a target. The NBA views Draymond as a recurring threat. One cannot blame the NBA. Draymond Green has kicked Steven Adams, Got into it With Lebron James and is physically imposing. Moreover, Green is not  clean cut. Green plays with aggression, attitude and a high level of trash talk. Draymond attributes his rough and rugged style of play to growing up in Saginaw Michigan. 

While Draymond’s tactics assist GSW to win it makes Draymond lose on a personal level. Thus, Green  never gets the benefit of the doubt. In the scuffle with Bradley Beal there is a clear aggressor. For the first time the aggressor is not Draymond Green. However, referees did not see it that way. Green responds by highlighting his history with the NBA and suspensions. Unfortunately the NBA views Green as a problem child. Consequently  the NBA is willing to suspend or toss Green without looking over the facts. Bradley Beal starts the fight, entangles Green and Draymond never throws a punch. The best punishment is  double technicals or Beal gets tossed at most.

The NBA is willing to take away Green from the Dubs solely based on reputation. Hence, Draymond’s reputation precedes him and causes negative results.  Draymond is not the initiator of the fight nor the aggressor. Therefore  a suspension for Green is unacceptable. Green is right his  dealings with refs is “bullsh*t”.