Warriors forward Draymond Green is a de-facto expert when it comes to discipline handed down by the NBA. And in his expert opinion, the suspensions given to Lakers players Brandon Ingram (four games) and Rajon Rondo (three games) and Rockets point guard Chris Paul (two games) following their Saturday scuffle are “garbage.”
“It seems like a little bit of a double standard going around this thing,” Green told Bay Area News Group, suggesting he would have gotten a stiffer penalty. “That’s just me, though. I could be wrong. I don’t got all the answers. … I’m never in favor of guys losing money. But I got suspended in the NBA Finals for attempting to punch somebody. Guys punching each other are getting two games or three games. I attempted to punch somebody, and not in the face, either.”
Green was referencing his swing at LeBron James’ groin in Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals. That swing resulted in Green being suspended for Game 5.
Regardless of his suspension review, Green said he was “entertained” by the fisticuffs.
“Guys punching each other — who don’t enjoy watching a fight?” Green said. “It was pretty amazing, honestly.”