You’d think Draymond Green would have learned after what happened during Game 4 of the NBA Finals last year, getting suspended for kicking LeBron James and possibly costing the Warriors a title.
But on Friday night, while battling Marcus Smart to haul in a rebound, he kicked his leg out and caught Smart in the arm. He also finished it off by flailing his arms and attempting to shove Smart as he was sent hurtling to the ground.
Smart hit the floor hard, but not really because of Green’s kick or shove attempt. If he had connected, he might have been looking at a flagrant foul.