Per a release from the NBA, Draymond Green will miss tomorrow night’s Game 5 for accruing four flagrant foul points over the course of the playoffs. The NBA reviewed Green’s swipe at LeBron James’ dick and balls and determined that it warranted a flagrant foul. James was also assessed a technical foul for taunting Green.
Here’s the release:
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has been assessed a Flagrant Foul 1 upon league office review, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
In accordance with NBA rules, Green will serve a one-game suspension without pay for accruing his fourth Flagrant Foul point of the 2016 postseason. He will serve his suspension Monday, June 13 during Game 5 of The Finals at Oracle Arena.
The incident occurred when Green made unnecessary contact with a retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James with 2:48 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ 108-97 win in Game 4 of The Finals at Quicken Loans Arena.
Under league rules, any player who accumulates four flagrant foul points over the course of the playoffs will be automatically suspended for one game, and every additional flagrant foul will result in either a one-game suspension (for a Flagrant Foul 1) or a two-game suspension (for a Flagrant Foul 2).
“The cumulative points system is designed to deter flagrant fouls in our game” said VanDeWeghe. “While Draymond Green’s actions in Game 4 do not merit a suspension as a standalone act, the number of flagrant points he has earned triggers a suspension for Game 5.”
James has been assessed a technical foul upon league office review for his role in the altercation, which included a physical taunt.
Should the Cavaliers win tomorrow night, Green will be allowed to return and continue raining terror upon the dicks and balls of his opponents, beginning with Thursday’s Game 6.
Meanwhile, the NBA also announced that Cavs coach Tyronn Lue had been fined $25,000 for criticizing officials. From the NBA:
Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
Lue made his comments during the postgame press conference following the Golden State Warriors’ 108-97 victory over the Cavaliers in Game 4 of The Finals on June 10 at Quicken Loans Arena.