The people out there who believe that there is something fishy about what goes on behind the scenes of the NBA, just chalk up another example. Golden State Warriors All-Star forward, Draymond Green, has somehow avoided suspension for trying to punt Thunder's Steven Adams' nuts to the moon. A play that, on replay, looked blatantly intentional and it gave Draymond Green a flagrant 1 foul.
Now I'll give Green credit, he did an excellent job of selling that it was unintentional. After the game, he sounded as serious as a heart attack when he addressed the media following the Thunder's rout of Golden State 133-105 on Sunday night. Green repeatedly said the kick was unintentional and he didn't want to hurt the chances that Adams would have kids at some point. Green even met up with Adams and told him the kick was unintentional.
But quite frankly, I don't care how Green responded to the kick. He clearly did it on purpose. If you watch the replay, Green's right leg is in between the legs of Adams. He goes to do the NBA trademark flail that everyone does when they're breathed on, but Green adds a kick to the groin of Adams, sending him to the floor in a heap.
Let's not forget in Game 2, Green kneed Adams in the junk on a layup attempt, sending Adams to the ground again.
Cavaliers bench-warming veteran, Dahntay Jones got suspended for last night's Game 4 against the Raptors for punching Bismack Biyombo in the groin. Jones has a history of instigating trouble, so the suspension was warranted. But Jones isn't going to be an impactful player in a tight playoff game, so the loss made no impact on the Cavaliers.
As for Green, he also has a brief history of instigation. Why else would he be closing in on 7 technical fouls for the playoffs? The guy is a punk.
The difference here is that the Warriors need Draymond Green in order to win games. They can't live without Draymond. This avoided suspension is all because Green is an impactful player in these playoffs. He's the engine that makes Golden State go. So losing him means the Warriors have lost their firepower. That's why he wasn't suspended. If you ask me, had that been Shaun Livingston kicking Adams, that's a suspension, and likely a flagrant 2 opposed to the flagrant 1 that Green got.
The league is totally trying to give the record-setting Warriors every opportunity to get back into this series, and suspending Green is kicking them while they're down.
The league is rigged.