Flagrant or flop?
Last night's showdown between the Warriors and Cavs at Oracle Arena was a one-sided affair from wire to wire, as Golden State snapped a four game losing streak to the defending champs in blowout fashion.
The Warriors had built up a 31-point lead by half time and Draymond Green was casually mocking LeBron James for flopping at mid court after the two heavyweights collided.
"I fouled him to stop the break, and he went down," Green said. "And in the aftermath, I don't know, I told RJ to get out of my face. Got a tech."
"It just looked like a normal foul, where a guy is in transition and you want to foul him and take away the fast break," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. "Obviously, he went down hard and sold it pretty well. But when I look at the replay, I might think, 'Oh yeah, that was definitely a flagrant.' But I haven't seen it, so it's tough to assess, but [he's] a pretty big, strong guy."
There was certainly contact on the play and Green was hit with a flagrant foul (as well as a technical for jawing with Richard Jefferson), but LeBron made it look like he had been taken out by a sniper.
Take a look at the play below: Flagrant or Flop?
Draymond Green after the foul 👀 https://t.co/n3KBF2kruR— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 17, 2017
Draymond Green and Warrior fans flopping impressions. pic.twitter.com/Bc0RI15iYD— ⓂarcusD2.0 (@_MarcusD2_) January 17, 2017
LeBron James isn't sweating Draymond Green's flagrant foul. pic.twitter.com/k4M8JnPJod— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 17, 2017