Watch The Exact Moment Draymond Green Decided He Was Going To Steven Adams In The Balls
What makes a professional athlete a professional athlete is their ability to control their bodies better than the rest of us. Outside of a few gangly novelty items, most everyone in the NBA has a near perfect understanding of where their arms and legs are at all times in the physical world. Klutzes they are not. And although he may not be one of the league's most acrobatic players, don't expect Draymond Green to trip over the half-court line any time soon.
Suffice it to say the guy knows what he's doing standing on two feet. Evolution has given him a distinct advantage in that department.
That's why it's so difficult to believe his argument -- or his coach's -- that the contact made between his right foot and Thunder center Steven Adams' crotch was an accident. "He fouled me, and I brought my leg up," Green explained. "I mean, I know my core's not strong enough to stop my leg halfway from wherever it was going."
Oh, I see -- your core's not strong enough. Ol' flabby gut Green didn't do enough sit-ups and now Steven Adams has to sit on an ice pack as a result. Give me a break. That's like saying "my stomach isn't big enough to fit all those cookies that went missing." It's not like Green was falling down and his foot flailed into Adams' weiner. Green squared up, looked Adams in the face, lifted his leg between Adams' legs and followed through like a dominatrix on a Japanese businessman. That shit was intentional and his coy explanation only confirms it.
But the most incriminating soundbite Green gave didn't come after the Warriors found themselves staring down a 2-1 series deficit -- it came before. Check this...
A reporter brought up the Steven Adams quote that "Draymond Green has peaked in his annoyingness" during the Warriors pre-game shootaround, which seemed to bother Green, who responded with a sarcastic (and annoying) "Tell him thanks for letting me know, I appreciate it." That's what an annoying person says before they decide to kick you in the penis.
Watch as the wheels turn in Dray's head all like, "How the fuck am I going to get back at this guy for going at me through the media?"
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) May 22, 2016
You can be as naive as you'd like about the kick that could cost the Warriors this series -- or tell yourself that the NBA will forgo suspending Green because they want a GSW-Cleveland Finals -- but just don't tell yourself that you'd believe it was an accident if Draymond Green had kicked you in the nuts like that. Especially if you had just publicly called him "annoying."
In the event you want to continue arguing on behalf of the Warriors' enforcer, watch professional devil's advocate Stephen A. Smith grasp at straws trying to make your point for you. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't he? Ya, so will you.
Be the first to know
Want FREE Fantasy and Gaming Advice and Savings Delivered to your Inbox? Sign up for our Newsletter.