Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green is facing a possible suspension from Game 5 in the NBA Finals after getting into a scuffle with Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James.
With a few minutes left in the fourth quarter, James and Green became tangled up. James was defending a pick while guarding Warriors Steph Curry. As the play continued, James stepped over Green, who had fallen to the ground during the pick, and it looks as if Green swings and makes contact with James' groin area.
The two players immediately exchange some heated words before being separated.
In the post game press conference, James said he was more upset about what Green said.
"Draymond said something that I don't agree with. I'm all cool with the competition. I'm all fine with that, but some of the words that came out of his mouth was a little overboard. Being a guy with pride, a guy with three kids and a family and things of that nature, some things just get overboard and that's where he took it.. That was it," James said.
If the league charges Green with a Flagrant Foul 1, he will be suspended for Game 5 on Monday due to the amount of flagrant fouls he's already received in the playoffs. If they rule the call a Flagrant Foul 2, he'll be suspended for Game 5 and 6.
Green was fined $25,000 and charged with a flagrant foul in the Warriors' last series against Oklahoma City for kicking Steve Adams in the groin.
James said he doesn't know what should happen. He's going to leave that up to the league.
"It's not my call, it's the league office, they'll take a look at it.. We all saw it in the locker room. As a competitor I love going against Draymond and I'm all about going out there and leaving it all on the floor. But when it get a little more than it should be then that's what causes me to have words with him. As far as the play, I think the league will take a look at it. Obviously we looked at it in the locker room and we'll see what they say," James said.