Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors keeps kicking opposing players. Intentional or not, it’s happening.
He has kicked heads, hands, arms and, of course, between the legs. It’s entirely possible that all of the kicks are a natural basketball motion, but his latest two kicks within the past week are sparking conversation whether the NBA should take action.
Nobody wants to see a player get hurt, but come on, the kicks are entertaining.
So for your viewing pleasure, here are the best (or worst, depending on how you’re looking at it) kicks from Draymond Green.
Draymond Green Kicks Hand Of Marquese Chriss
The crazy thing about this kick, it wasn’t even the reason why the play ended. A whistle blew at the same time the kick occurred, which made you think, “Oh Draymond, there’s another tech.”
But a foul on the other end side of the court stopped the play. Unfortunately for Marquese Chriss, he may have dislocated a finger.
There was nothing natural about this kick.
Draymond Green Round House Kicks James Harden
It’s not too often you see an NBA player’s foot around someones head.
This one can be argued for a long time whether it was intentional or not. It doesn’t look like he meant to kick James Harden in the head, however, the history of dirty plays doesn’t help Green’s case.
This kick led to a flagrant foul on Green, which ultimately cost his team a chance to win in double overtime against the Houston Rockets.
Draymond Green Kick To Steven Adams’ Groin
It’s the kick heard ’round the world!
During an intense seven game series for the Western Conference Championship against the Oklahoma City Thunder, a kick from Green to Steven Adams’ groin area was the moment the world realized Green’s unusual kicking motion.
Green also added a knee to the groin of Adams in the same series. NBA officials will forever watch the legs and feet of the Warriors’ forward because of this one play.
Draymond Green Hits King James’s Jewels
It’s not a kick, but this one play could have changed the outcome of an entire NBA Finals series.
The Warriors were cruising, up 3-1 in a seven game series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. This hit to the groin area of LeBron James led to a suspension in game five for Green.
Cleveland won three straight games from that point, ruining Golden State’s historic season.