Things took a turn for the worst for the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in Game 2 against the Sacramento Kings, with veteran forward Draymond Green being ejected from the game and subject to suspension for stepping on Domantus Sabonis.
Losing Green for the rest of the contest and potentially for Game 3 could prove costly for the Warriors, with Golden State now down 2-0 to their division rivals as the series shifts to San Francisco.
Fortunately for Golden State, the NBA doesn’t seem keen on suspending Green for Game 3, possibly because Sabonis was grabbing his leg before the stomp.
With the dust settling on the Green-Sabonis situation, ESPN’s Jalen Rose chimed in with his thoughts, believing the four-time NBA champion should’ve acted differently.
Draymond Green must respond different as a champion and as a seasoned veteran in that situation. pic.twitter.com/9PBjwhzEAd
— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) April 18, 2023
As a four-time champion and a future Hall of Famer, Green needs a level head in a situation like this, especially with the team facing an 0-2 deficit against what many considered an inferior opponent before this series.
Ultimately, Green’s actions may be forgotten if the Warriors can get back into and eventually win this first-round series against the Kings.
However, if things continue to go in the direction they are going for the Warriors, Green’s antics will be emphasized, especially when added to the punch he landed on teammate Jordan Poole before the season began.
Green could be playing in his final few games for the Warriors as he’ll hit the free-agent market this summer, as the team could let him sign elsewhere with no desire to keep dealing with the problems he can bring on and off the floor.NEXT: NBA Insider Gives Latest Update On Possible Draymond Green Suspension