Draymond Green Has Cost The Golden State Warriors Again And Is Suspended For Game Three

Warriors forward Draymond Green

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Draymond Green is one of the most controversial players of his generation. The Golden State Warriors forward is almost certainly going to the Hall of Fame as one of the best defensive players ever and a key cog on four NBA championship teams. But, his temper and unsportsmanlike acts have got in the way of what could have been his legacy.

The seven-time NBA All-Defense selection is always getting into altercations and costing his team in various ways. Most notable is the suspension he suffered for game 4 of the 2016 NBA finals after hitting LeBron James in the groin in game 5. It was his third flagrant 1 foul of the postseason, thus the suspension. We all know the rest. The Cavs won that game in Oakland to make that series 3-2, and would come back and win the series, 4-3, over the 73-win Warriors.

At the beginning of this season, Draymond Green famously got in an altercation with teammate Jordan Poole that resulted in Green punching him and leaving the team for awhile.

And now, he may have cost the Warriors the season, as he has been suspended for game 3 of their series against the Sacramento Kings. The Kings lead the series 2-0.

The suspension stems from this incident from game two where Draymond Green stomped on Kings star Domantas Sabonis.

And, after the incident, he taunted the crowd to dig himself even more of a hole.

Yeah, not good. And, the wording of the suspension is interesting.

It’s a must-win game 3 for the Warriors, as no team in NBA history has won a series when trailing 3-0.

Game 3 is on Thursday in San Francisco.