"You’re supposed to pop him in his junk if he steps over you like that.”
The Golden State Warriors have a chance to capture their second straight NBA title tonight at Oracle Arena, but they'll have to do so without the help of Draymond Green.
The decision by the league to upgrade Draymond's foul to a Flagrant 1, and thus an automatic suspension, has been met with much criticism from current and former players alike including Charles Barkley and Matt Barnes.
In a podcast taping with Bleacher Report on Sunday, Barkley said Draymond had a "moral obligation" to swing at LeBron's junk.
“When a guy steps over you, you have a moral obligation to punch him in the balls,” Barkley said on SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio’sNBA Sunday Tip. “Because that’s really disrespectful to step over a guy. You’re supposed to pop him in his junk if he steps over you like that.”
“That’s a perfectly fine response,” Barkley said. “You got to act like you didn’t try to do it; I will admit that. When somebody steps over you, they’re doing that intentionally to rub it in your face. They’re deliberately trying to punk you in that situation.”
Matt Barnes was also on #TeamDraymond after hearing of the suspension- he took to twitter to explain his thoughts.
So your trying to tell me after the historical run the Warriors have made this season, that if they win tonight...cont— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) June 12, 2016
Arguably the most important player on the team Drymond Green won't be able to celebrate with his team??— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) June 12, 2016
Smfh that's a joke!
Whatever they play tomorrow, but this is the FINALS!! "Maybe" you fine him, but a suspension is ridiculous!— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) June 12, 2016
As for Draymond's teammates and Stephen Curry's wife, Ayesha? They also took to twitter to voice their displeasure with some Grade-A (not so subtle) subtweeting.
🍼— Marreese Speights (@Mospeights16) June 12, 2016
High Road. invisible bridge used to step over said person when open floor is available left to right.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 12, 2016
Young eesh is entitled to an opinion every now and then too people. Her sets done now though... Back to cheffin! ✌🏾️ #shoesare🔥though— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 12, 2016