It’s something about Draymond Green that the league’s refs hate. Maybe it’s the notoriety gained from his reputation as one of the biggest trash talkers, or maybe it's his tendency to go after other players, specifically in areas below the belt. But Green was officially fouled out of Game 5 of the NBA Finals Sunday in a controversial decision by the league to suspend him. Golden State will be without its power forward, who will watch the game from across the street, and his absence could have major implications.
Of course this isn’t the first time a suspension has drastically affected a playoff series. Green’s four flagrant fouls actually seem fairly tame compared to some of the transgressions that have left team’s without their star players in the past. While the lack of Green probably won’t have nearly as much of an impact as some of the other examples we've outline here because, well, the Warriors have a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals and no team has ever comeback from that deficit before. But you never know. Here are five other examples of suspensions that have impacted playoff series over the past 25 years.