Draymond Green Kicks an Opponent for the Second Game in a Row

Bryan Brandom
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We marveled that Draymond Green made it 19 games before he kicked an opponent in 2016-17, finally succumbing to temptation by jamming his heel in the bearded face of James Harden during a loss to the Houston Rockets on Thursday.

It didn't take long for him to find a second victim: Marquese Chriss.

In the Golden State Warriors' very next game, a 138-109 beatdown of the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night, Green kicked the rookie's ass, literally.

Before the game, Green defended his series of kicks to opponents with the hard-to-believe "it's a totally natural motion" argument:

It’s funny how you can tell me how I get hit and how my body is supposed to react. I didn’t know the league office was that smart when it came to body movements. I’m not sure if they took kinesiology for their positions to tell you how your body is going to react when you get hit in a certain position. Or you go up and you have guys who jump to the ceiling. A lot of these guys that make the rules can’t touch the rim, yet they tell you how you’re way up there in the air which way you’re body (is supposed to go). I don’t understand that. That’s like me going in there and saying, ‘Hey, you did something on your paperwork wrong.’ I don’t know what your paperwork looks like. But it is what it is…. Let them keep telling people how their body react, I guess. They need to go take a few more kinesiology classes, though. Maybe they can take a taping class or functional movement classes. Let me know how the body works, because clearly mine don’t work the right way.

Green was not penalized.

Kevin Durant thought it was funny though.

YouTube.The Dubs play the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night. Watch yourselves—and Dray's feet—Indy.