How expanded instant replay has hurt the NBA

Since the NBA instituted instant replay during the 2002-03 playoffs, basketball hasn't been the same. Its expanded use over time has changed the game as teams, players, and spectators used to know it.  Starting in 2007-2008, the referees were given the ability to review all player altercations; since 2008-2009 all questioned field goal attempts (whether a 2- or 3-point goal...
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WATCH: Draymond Green kicks Andre Roberson in face

If we have learned just one thing during the Western Conference finals, it’s that Draymond Green apparently has no control over his own legs. The Golden State Warriors staved off elimination with a win in Game 5 Thursday night. For at least the third time this series, Green made sure someone ended up on the business end of his foot. Andre Roberson was the latest unlucky recipient...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Adams dealing with ‘testicular contusion’ after Green kick

Draymond Green may not have been suspended for kicking Steven Adams in the groin during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, but the boot left a lasting impression on the Oklahoma City Thunder big man. Prior to OKC’s blowout win in Game 4, Craig Sager reported that Adams is dealing with what sounds like a painful injury. Craig Sager says Steven Adams suffered a testicular...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green on recent play: ‘I’ve been awful’

All-Star forward Draymond Green is taking responsibility for his role in the Golden State Warriors being pushed to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference Finals. Over four games against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Green has averaged 11.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists, while shooting 33 percent and committing 3.3 turnovers per game. “I bring the energy to this...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green has history of kicking leg out to draw foul

Draymond Green has already tried many different angles to defend himself in the wake of his kick to Steven Adams’ groin on Sunday night, and the one that suits him the best could be that he was trying to draw a foul call. Green insists he did not intend to kick Adams. However, he has not denied that he intentionally kicked out his leg. On Monday, the Golden State Warriors forward...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Suspension or not, Draymond Green’s kick may cost Warriors

Who would have thought that the outcome of the Western Conference Finals may hinge on a kick? In a series in which Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry are on the floor giving fans a nightly show, the deciding factor in the series may not fall on their world-class talents. Of all things possible, a kick has the probability of being the most important moment of the series...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green: A kick can never be compared to a punch

The NBA could decide on a possible Draymond Green suspension as early as Monday afternoon, and the Golden State Warriors forward has been doing his best to downplay the Flagrant 1 he was assessed during Game 3 Sunday night. Considering Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dahntay Jones was just suspended one game for punching Toronto Raptors big man Bismack Biyombo in the groin area, it would...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green fires back at Russell Westbrook

The war of words is heating up just as much as the action is between Draymond Green, Russell Westbrook, the Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder. Green, who is potentially facing a suspension for kicking Steven Adams in the family jewels, didn’t appreciate Westbrook saying he did the deed on purpose. Draymond Green: "Russell said I did it on purpose but he's a part...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green can name all 34 players drafted before him in order

Think Draymond Green is still mad about where he got drafted in 2012? Uh…yeah. He can name every player drafted before him in order. Jon Wilner of Bay Area News Group: The topic is the 2012 NBA draft — his draft — and Warriors forward Draymond Green has his game face on. Offered a printout of every selection to assist his recollections of that fateful night, Green scoffs...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Draymond Green: ‘I learn more from the WNBA’ than the NBA

Draymond Green is not only a great athlete, but is one of the NBA’s most fundamentally sound players — especially when considering his power forward/center position. Where does he learn those fundamentals? The Golden State Warriors star told Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated that his overall game is honed not by watching fellow NBA players, but the athletes in the WNBA. ...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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