By Oluwatoyin Adeleye
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green is no stranger to controversy, especially when it involves fighting on the court. But, before now, it used to be squabbles with members of other teams.
Last night’s game took an unexpected turn when he got into it with his own teammate, Kevin Durant.
The argument, which started on the Warriors’ bench and carried over to their locker room at the Staples Center following their 121-116 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime, was allegedly about Draymond’s decision-making on the final play of regulation, according to @ESPN.
In the closing seconds of regulation during Monday’s 121-116 overtime loss on the road to the Clippers, Green secured a rebound and, with Durant calling for the ball, instead dribbled the length of the court into traffic and lost control as the Warriors failed to get a shot off. Durant was shown on camera visibly upset immediately afterward.
Then, back on the bench waiting for the extra period to begin, the two traded words and gestured with Klay Thompson seated between them and Andre Iguodala, DeMarcus Cousins and others trying to calm the situation.
Draymond Green was suspended one game without pay for his actions in the loss to the Clippers.
Myers and Steve Kerr collaborated on the decision.
“We just felt like this rose to the level of acting the way we did,” Myers said, noting of Green: “He was professional. He loves to play basketball, which is all you can ask of him.”
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