Golden State Warriors power forward, Draymond Green has flipped off Memphis Grizzlies fans who booed him after he was elbowed by Xavier Tillman in his right eye.
Expectedly, Draymond was visibly angry at the injury but the fans booed him all the same. He responded by flipping off Memphis Grizzlies fans for their unsportsmanlike conduct as they know they rarely get punished by the league. Players, on the other hand, get fined every single time they go off against rude fans.
“If you are going to boo somebody who just got elbowed to the eye or face running on blood, you should get flipped off. So I’ll take the fine, I’ll go do an appearance and make up the money.
“But it felt really good to flip them off. You gonna boo someone who gets elbowed in the eye and blood running down your face? I could’ve had a concussion or anything.
“If they gonna be that nasty, I can be nasty too. I’m assuming the cheers were because they know I’ll get fined. Great, I make $25 million dollars a year, I should be just fine,” he said during a press conference.
The Memphis Grizzlies forced 18 Golden State Warriors turnovers, including a Klay Thompson travelling with less than 20 seconds to play to tie the Western Conference Semifinals series 1-1 by taking the win Tuesday night by a score of 106-101 in a stellar game for Ja Morant.
Morant played his best game of this postseason to the delight of the home fans at the FedEx Forum, who witnessed how the star point guard scored 47 points, hitting 15 of the 31 shots he attempted from the field, equaling his highest scoring output in his young postseason career.
The leading scorer for Golden State was all-star Stephen Curry, who racked up 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, but hit only three of the 11 three-point shots he attempted.
Now, the series moves to San Francisco for Games 3 and 4, the first of which will be next Saturday, May 7.