Draymond Green Won't Be Suspended For Game 4 After Flagrant Foul Against Adams

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 4:06 pm
By: Brett Coppenbarger

The kick heard round the world will not result in a suspension for Warriors forward Draymond Green, according to the leage and first reported by The Vertical. The foul, which was ruled a Flagrant 1 on Sunday night, has been changed to a more serious Flagrant 2 but Green will be on the court for Game 4. Green will also be fined $25,000 for the foul. 

What makes the play so peculiar is that Green also made contact with Adams in the same area on a drive in Game 2. Green was adamant in the locker room after the game that he wouldn't have done that on purpose, and believed the flagrant ruling would ultimately be rescinded.

"I don't know how anybody could say I did that on purpose regardless of how it looks," Green said. 

While Green was busy pleading his innocence, Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook wasn't buying it. 

"Honestly, I think it's intentional," Westbrook said at the podium after the game. "That's two times in the last two games. I don't think you can keep (hitting) somebody in their private areas."

A suspension would've had huge implications on the series, seeing Green is known as the emotional leader of the Warriors and his absence in Game 4 could've been detrimental in Golden State's chances to repeat as champions.