Draymond Green Defends His Kicking Habit Then Kicks Marquese Chriss
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One game after kicking James Harden in the face and hours after making the following comments about the league’s take on his habit of kicking people, Draymond Green struck again.
I just laugh at it. It’s funny how you can tell me how I get hit and how my body is supposed to react. I didn’t know the league office was that smart when it came to body movements. I’m not sure if they took kinesiology for their positions to tell you how your body is going to react when you get hit in a certain position. Or you go up and you have guys who jump to the ceiling. A lot of these guys that make the rules can’t touch the rim, yet they tell you how you’re way up there in the air which way your body (is supposed to go). I don’t understand that. That’s like me going in there and saying, ‘Hey, you did something on your paperwork wrong.’ I don’t know what your paperwork looks like. But it is what it is. … I don’t know. Let them keep telling people how their body react I guess. They need to go take a few more kinesiology classes though. Maybe they can take a taping class or functional movement classes. Let me know how the body works because clearly mine don’t work the right way.
The victim on Saturday was Suns rookie Marquese Chriss. Early in the third quarter, Chriss tried to deflect the ball out of Green’s hands and ended up getting a foot to his back and hands.
A tech was called, but it was on…PJ Tucker? Off the ball, Tucker was holding Kevin Durant and ended up getting a foul for it. He argued and got hit with a tech, which is better than getting hit by Draymond’s foot. Just ask Chriss, who had to leave the game.
After the game, Coach Kerr defended Green by saying he’s just trying to “fool the refs” and “not trying to hurt anybody.”