Draymond Green receives his punishment

Joe Dumars, a former member of the infamous Pistons ‘Bad Boys’ of the 1980s, explains why he suspended Green
Draymond Green receives his punishment
Draymond Green (Photo credit: Shutterstock.com / By Leonard Zhukovsky)

NBA bad boy Draymond Green has been suspended for game 3 of the Western Conference playoffs against the Sacramento Kings, Yahoo Sports reports. Green’s banishment from the next game stems from the volatile player stomping on the chest of Domantas Sabonis’ in the second half of his Golden State Warriors defeat to the Kings, 114-108. 

The Warriors will now be without their defensive anchor, emotional leader and figurative club-bouncer type whose menacing presence protects the squad’s glamorous players like Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole from undue punishment from opponents. Worse, the Warriors are already down 0-2 in the best-of-seven series as the series shifts to San Francisco. Ironically, it was the NBA executive vice president Joe Dumars, a former member of the notorious Detroit Pistons’ “Bad Boys” of the 1980s, who suspended Green “based in part on Green’s history of unsportsmanlike acts.” Game 3 is on Thursday, April 20, 2023. 

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Joe dumars worked for Sacramento Kings less than a year ago.

It appears his leg was grabbed. I’m not sure if Green could have avoided the other player altogether after being grabbed. It appears he may have been able to make a little less contact, but it is certain. To suspend Green for an uncertainty seems harsh.

Why did he grab his ankle – that is my question?

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