We expected it, and it finally happened: the NBA suspended Draymond Green for Game 3 to be held tonight in San Francisco between the Golden State Warriors and the surprising Sacramento Kings (full recap of tonight’s games here instead). The stomping handed out by Golden State’s wing to Domantas Sabonis, the Kings’ center, was a very bad sporting gesture and the resulting punishment -despite Draymond Green’s poorly told apology in the postgame of Game 2 – undoubtedly exemplary.
What contributed to the player’s suspension was, as reported in the official Nba tweet spokesman Joe Dumars’ words, the Dancing Bear’s stormy past.
The suspension was based in part on Green’s history of unsportsmanlike acts
The Warriors will play what is, for all intents and purposes, the most important game of their season – Golden State is down 2-0 – without their defensive lighthouse. Those who will benefit from Draymond Green’s absence are surely the Kings, who meanwhile are celebrating coach Mike Brown, one of the architects of Sacramento’s success, who received just this night’s Best Coach of the Year award.