The Warriors’ Draymond Green appeared to lower his shoulder into LeBron James in an NBA game Monday, then took a shot at the Cavalier star’s falling reaction.
Apparently believing that James acted a bit after the contact, Green made a flopping gesture to the Oracle Arena crowd in Oakland, California.
”I think his shoulder hit me in the face,” James told Cleveland.com afterward. “It happened so fast, I didn’t even know who it was. I’m a football player.” Warriors coach Steve Kerr called it a “normal foul.”
TNT analysts offered their opinions of the play (in which Green was assessed a flagrant foul):
But there’s no debate that some bad blood exists between the teams, who have split the last two NBA Finals matchups. Green was suspended for a game in last year’s finals after he took a swipe at James’ groin.
Golden State won Monday’s game, 126-91.