OT: Draymond Green Morticias the Adams Family

Submitted by Muttley on May 23rd, 2016 at 8:23 AM

According to Mike & Mike on ESPN, the story of the morning is Draymond Green's kick to Steven Adams' nuts last night.  (How can that not be the story of pontificators looking to fill air time?)

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:15675967

Apparently, Green had already kicked Adams' ding-a-ling once before in this series. (Oops, I did it again?) That kicking motion last night sure looks unnatural to me. Obviously, I'm not in Draymond's head and can't tell if he was going for the nuts, but it looks to me like he was intentionally trying to kick Adams.

With OKC starting to play like a team with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook on it and the Warriors down 2-1, a suspension could really put Golden State back up against the wall. It would be a shame for Stephen Curry to lose out like this, but IMO Draymond Green pulled a really boneheaded move.  (The Ricochet Dong Punch?  Figurative for Literal?)

Should Draymond be suspended for a game? (And feel free to caption the incident.)

Comments

East German Judge

May 23rd, 2016 at 8:35 AM ^

Kicking someone in the nuts I guess must be the next level in how staee people vent their frustration after burning of the couches level.  He still hasn't advanced to shooting oneself in the leg while clubbing level, but give him time.

MGoGrendel

May 23rd, 2016 at 1:49 PM ^

like he was hitting what he was aiming for.  

If he was falling backward and lifted a leg to catch his balance, it would be one thing.  But, he leaned into it to give it extra force.

Sparty through and through.  Izzo will call the league and beg for forgiveness.

kevin holt

May 23rd, 2016 at 8:33 AM ^

Would it be a shame? I don't care about the NBA but it's been annoying to hear so much about them all year including Green's idiotic outbursts.

turtleboy

May 23rd, 2016 at 8:38 AM ^

Well it all depends on which matchup the NBA head office likes more in the Finals. I think they'd like it to be Curry v Lebron this year, so they'll officiate accordingly, per usual, unless the Stern years are really behind us..

goblue224

May 23rd, 2016 at 8:42 AM ^

For me, that was a turning point in how I view GS. Until now I had enjoyed watching them play and rooted them on. Now, I'm all in on the Thunder and hope they destroy the Warriors in this series.

 

FolkstyleCoach

May 23rd, 2016 at 9:09 AM ^

You know, I used to have a LITTLE bit of respekt for Draymond when he was at MSU, he played hard and played the right way.

It seems his head has goten too big. Did anyone see that he has memorized and told the media every player drafted in front of him? I get that that can be a motivating factor, but it felt like he was telling everyone that they were idiots. His Michigan t-shirt rant, his dirty play, and his weird demeanor in press confrences just screams spoiled brat.

I really wish he would have tried that against a team like the Bad Boys. You know how to identify a bully? They cry and play dirty when they have met their match. 

I hope some little kids in Saginaw call him out on playing like a punk next time he goes back to visit them. 

Craptain Crunch

May 23rd, 2016 at 8:48 AM ^

I think this board would be better off if it did not give any attention to MSU unless it is Michigan beating them in a game. Discussing MSU on here is like dumping a pile of dung on your dinner table before you are about to sit down to eat a nice meal. 

Muttley

May 23rd, 2016 at 9:00 AM ^

go a long ways toward preventing the 73-9 regular season Warriors from capping their magical regular season with an NBA title.

And it involves a former MSU player.  Outside of the Michigan-MSU bubble, I doubt many view this as an MSU topic.

Leaders And Best

May 23rd, 2016 at 8:49 AM ^

Just when I was starting to appreciate his game, Draymond Green goes full heel. Pretty low blow.

Interesting nugget on Green's game from last night:

The worst playoff game in history since they started tracking plus/minus 20 years ago. Not a good night for him.

CorkyCole

May 23rd, 2016 at 12:13 PM ^

Oh, I wasn't saying that he played better than the +/- showed, I just think that stat line is a bit misleading (Thompson's stat line is proof of that) as there are four other guys on the court at the same time that all had those -43 points collectively. I wasn't going to say anything like that until I looked at both Curry and Thompson's +/-. All three guys generally play together, so I figured they had to be close. Curry had a pretty off game as well.

The worst thing Green did for the Warriors was kick Adams in the nuts for the second time. Crowd went berserk after that play as did the whole Thunder team. If he is sidelined for the next game, that will obviously hurt the Warriors even more. Dumb, dumb play.