I actually have 140 clips of him doing this..sometimes he kicks when no one is there..random forward..backward kicks pic.twitter.com/gNRuQQWaXS
— InTheLab (@TEN000HOURS) May 23, 2016
All the sports talk today has centered on whether Draymond Green intentionally tried to kick Steven Adams in the groin in Game 3 on Sunday. It’s an important question as it could very well have catastrophic consequences for the defending champs. Social media has been ripe with speculation and “analysis,” but the problem with this topic is that there’s really no such thing as empirical evidence. Not even video breakdown can prove conclusively whether Green had bad intentions, or worse, a history of these types of indiscretions.
But because the internet exists, that won’t stop people from trying. Twitter user @TENOOOHOURS recently tweeted out a super-cut of Green kicking and flailing his way to the basket against multiple opponents. The problem with this video is that it could easily be used as evidence for both sides. There are plenty of moments here where Green’s errant leg flailing doesn’t appear to be directed toward anyone in particular. Which brings us back to square one.
This type of behavior is almost undoubtedly dangerous. But the question as to whether it is malicious remains unclear and is something the league will have to use their best judgment on. We certainly don’t envy being in their position.