Draymond Green has been on many Thunder fans' shit list after he kicked Steven Adams in the nuts (twice!) during the Western Conference Finals. And it doesn't help his case that he explained in his "playoff diary" that, although he's sorry, he doesn't want to immediately make amends with Adams for inadvertently kicking him in the gonads right after he injured him during Game 3 on Sunday.
Many speculated on Monday about Green being suspended. Surprisingly, the NBA gave Green a pass to play in Game 4. Kevin Durant wasn't surprised at all, though, and he explained why Tuesday. He also spoke on why the Cavaliers' Dahntay Jones was suspended after he committed a similar hit to Raptors' center Bismack Biyombo's junk during the closing seconds of Game 3 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
"They’re not going to suspend Draymond Green," Durant said. "He’s one of the premier players in the league, on arguably on of the best teams in the history of the game. They’re not going to suspend him."
Durant is also turning the other cheek to both incidents of Green kicking his teammate in the groin.
"I didn’t even really think about it. I knew the league was going to let him play or fine him, upgrade him to a Flagrant 2…we all knew that was going to happen. The league is pro-business, so I get it. No hard feelings.”
If this happens again to Adams, let's see if KD takes this just as kindly, or comes to his teammate's aid.
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