Charles Barkley Says Draymond Had ‘A Moral Obligation To Punch [LeBron] In The Balls’
One of the two most talked-about players in the NBA Finals isn't even playing in Game 5. Now Charles Barkley is weighing in on the LeBron-Draymond Green situation, with Green sitting out tonight's possible NBA Finals-ending game at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Green will be watching the action from a suite at the O.co Coliseum next door as the A's take on the Texas Rangers. That's because he got handsy with LeBron's undercarriage in Game 4, causing the NBA Testicle Division to get involved two days later.
Barkley, however, sees nothing wrong with what Draymond did. In fact, he said, it was Green's duty to smack James in the pants pantry.
“When a guy steps over you, you have a moral obligation to punch him in the balls. Because that’s really disrespectful to step over a guy. You’re supposed to pop him in his junk if he steps over you like that.”
Reports are that LeBron lobbied the league office to suspend Green. And what LeBron wants, well, are you familiar with Veruca Salt from Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?
Barkley, on SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio:
“That’s a perfectly fine response. You got to act like you didn’t try to do it; I will admit that. When somebody steps over you, they’re doing that intentionally to rub it in your face. They’re deliberately trying to punk you in that situation.”
Perhaps that's what LeBron was doing -- I don't know. It seems to me that he's not smart enough to pull off a caper like that. That's more of a Timothy Mosgov enforcer-type thing, isn't it?
Barkley had similar sentiments in post-game remarks during the ABC broadcast on Friday. He said "You don't step over a guy," then as well. But when all is said and done, Draymond brings a lot of this on himself. That's the third time in the postseason that he's disciplined someone's else's boys.
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