Draymond Green still can’t stop kicking people. He continued his one man World Cup tour around the NBA last night in the Warriors 132-127 double overtime loss to the Rockets.
Green drew massive amounts of media attention for his prolonged testicle assault campaign during last year’s playoffs. The most famous of these postseason incidents was his “groin shot heard ’round the world” to Thunder Center Steven Adams in the Western Conference Finals.
The Adams kick put Green’s on the NBA’s discipline radar, and put him under the national media microscope for his questionable habit of flailing and kicking people in the babymakers when he’s fouled.
Last night, with the Warriors trailing the Rockets 126-123, with two minutes left in the second overtime, Green pulled down an offensive board off a Kevin Durant miss. He was fouled on the put back attempt by Rockets’ star James Harden. As he was fouled, Green let his “crazy leg” fly and kicked Harden in the head and beard region. It could have been worse. Ask Steven Adams.
Green drew the personal foul on Harden, but he was hit with a flagrant for the karate kick. The Warriors ended up losing the game, although it’s hyperbolic to say Green’s kick was the reason. It certainly didn’t help the cause.
When he was asked about the kick in the postgame press conference, Green responded, “Whatever they decide is what they decide. There ain’t much I can do about it. There ain’t much, apparently, anyone else can do about it.”
Actually, there is one thing that you can do about it. Stop kicking people.
Draymond Green prodded a bit more on the late flagrant call: “They going to do what they going to do. Ain’t got nothing to do with me.” pic.twitter.com/WdzUkAZdU4
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) December 2, 2016