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”.