Draymond Green Tries His Best to Injure Steven Adams, Again

Bryan Brandom
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If you're a Golden State Warriors fan, you're likely elated that your favorite team is the first since 1981 to come back and win a conference finals after being down 3-1.

If you don't like the Warriors, or are at least a sentient, objective observer, you probably feel a little like Jesse Pinkman in the fifth-to-last episode of Breaking Bad.

Because Draymond Green keeps. Getting. Away. With. It.

Green's first incident of inflicting pain on an member of the Oklahoma City Thunder was an innocent one. Driving to the hoop in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Green's knee met Steven Adams' testicles. That's when the accidents ceased.

Since, Green has kicked Adams' balls (once more, with feeling!), tripped Enes Kanter, kicked Kevin Durant in the shoulder, and kicked Russell Westbrook and Andre Roberson in the face (on the same play!).

In his team's Game 7 victory to advance to the NBA Finals, Green ditched the tired karate routine, however, opting instead to move on to judo.

He hit his favorite target, Adams, with a DDT, grabbing the big Kiwi by the arm and tearing him down to the floor. Then, in classic Green fashion, played the victim.

While clueless Warriors fans chanted "Throw him out!" officials reviewed the play and, because the NBA has given Green a playoffs-long permission slip to do whatever the f*ck he wants without consequences, called a foul on both he and Adams—on Green for trying to pull Adams' arm out of his socket, and on Adams for having the audacity to get fouled.

NBA senior vice president of replay and referee operations Joe Borgia continued to spoon-feed fans a heaping helping of bullsh*t when he essentially said "well, two people fell down, so obviously they each fouled one another."

Last year, Boston Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk was suspended for a game after essentially doing the same to Kevin Love.

Because the Cleveland Cavaliers forward didn't give in to the pull and fall down, his shoulder was dislocated and Love missed the rest of the playoffs.

Green is one technical foul or one flagrant foul point away from a one-game suspension.

Note to the NBA: Please suspend Green before he hurts a human, not everyone is the basketball version of the Terminator like Steven Adams.

Seriously, he can't keep getting away with it.

 

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