How Draymond Green Can Still Celebrate With the Warriors if They Win Tonight

Draymond Green

How Draymond Green Can Still Celebrate With the Warriors if They Win Tonight

Here's how the suspended All-Star forward could pop Champagne with his fellas.

Published June 13, 2016

Draymond Green won't be playing in Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight due to his suspension, stemming from an altercation with LeBron James in Game 4 on Friday night.

But if back-to-back MVP Stephen CurryKlay Thompson and the rest of the Golden State Warriors handle their business and defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers, Draymond could still be popping Champagne by the night's end.

That's because, TMZ Sports is reporting, that the suspended All-Star said he will be attending the Oakland Athletics' baseball game just adjacent to the Warriors' Oracle Arena at Coliseum on Monday night. In fact, according to TMZ, Coliseum has a tunnel, which connects to Oracle Arena, making Green's commute a very short trip. 

So, if the Warriors edge LeBron James and the Cavs tonight, Draymond will be able to celebrate with his squad as he should be able to.

Many fans feel that LeBron instigated Draymond by stepping over him during Game 4, prompting Green to hit King James in the crown jewels in what the NBA called, a "retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin." That flagrant-1 foul marked Green's fourth flagrant foul of these playoffs, earning him an automatic suspension.

The A's tried to maximize the opportunity, inviting Green to throw out the first pitch, but he declined, with the baseball team telling TMZ that he'd "prefer to keep a low profile while at our game."

A low profile while at the A's game, but better believe Draymond's turn up is going to be real if the Warriors make it back-to-back titles tonight.

BET Sports News — Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports, including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes.

Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)


Latest in news