If the Golden State Warriors are going to win Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night and repeat as champions, they're going to have to do so without Draymond Green.
On Sunday, the NBA announced that it has suspended the Warriors' All-Star forward for the game following his altercation with LeBron James in Game 4 Friday night.
And let's just say that Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha, isn't here for the decision at all, especially over the way LeBron instigated the incident.
Immediately defending Green, fellow Warriors' All-Star Klay Thompson told reporters that he guesses that LeBron "got his feelings hurt" during the Game 4 altercation, to which King James literally laughed off, saying it's hard to continue taking the "high road."
Upon learning LeBron's reaction, Ayesha clapped back furiously, throwing rocks at the King's throne.
Shots fired. Man down. Is Ayesha not the most ride-or-die NBA wife out here?
She has legit reason to be upset, too. Many fans felt like LeBron baited Green into the altercation by stepping over him. We have to agree. You just don't do that to another man... unless you're Allen Iverson doing it to Tyronn Lue.
Take a look and you be the judge: Did LeBron cross the line?
In particular, the league found Green's action to be a "retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin" of James, as reported by ESPN. The NBA's front office is tripping on this one.
Green earned a flagrant-1 foul due to the incident, giving him his fourth flagrant foul of these playoffs and earning an automatic suspension.
About 25 minutes after her initial tweet Sunday, Ayesha hopped back onto her Twitter account to further explain:
Let this be a lesson learned, LeBron — talk slick about any of the Warriors and Ayesha is going to speak on it. And she'll come for your head.
Her two-time MVP hubby and his Warriors will look to close out LeBron's Cavs with a title-clinching victory tonight.
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