On Sunday during the Thunder’s comprehensive Game 3 victory over the Golden State Warriors, Draymond Green caught Steven Adams in the gonads with his leg for the second game in a row. After Cleveland’s Dahntay Jones was suspended one game for doing something similar with his arm to Toronto’s Bismack Biyombo, rumors have swirled that Green might be in line for similar discipline.
As the NBA considers Green’s case (he was called for a flagrant 1 foul in the game, which can be reviewed after the fact), Dray has vociferously defended his actions as accidental. We knew Steven Adams wasn’t all that angry about the nut shots, but new footage shared by Uninterrupted of the two guys’ handshake in the postgame locker room tunnel might aid Green’s case.
The two shared an amicable exchange, and if Adams holds ill will towards Dray, he didn’t show it there. Dray has been on a media offensive trying to avoid being held out for a crucial Game 4, and if Adams believes the kick was accidental, the NBA might agree with him. If he does avoid a suspension, one would imagine the boos will rain down in Oklahoma City with a ferocity rarely seen in NBA arenas.