During the Western Conference Finals, Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green came under fire for kicking Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder on the groin.
On Friday night, Green’s striking below the belt once again became a talking point after a dust up with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.
After the two players tied up, James stepped over Green on his way to continue playing defense.
However, as James was making his final step over the Golden State star, Green reached out with his hand and appeared to strike James in the groin. After the incident, a few words — apparently very harsh, disrespectful words — were exchanged and the two had to be separated.
Here is a video of the play:
There is no denying Green struck James in the groin.
If the refs would have noticed the contact, there is a chance Green would have received a technical foul and potential ejection. Now, the NBA will have to review the situation to determine whether any punishment should be delivered.
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