Denzel Valentine on Draymond Green kick: This isn’t tiddly winks

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 12: Denzel Valentine
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 12: Denzel Valentine /

Michigan State alum Denzel Valentine is quite over everyone talking about fellow Spartan Draymond Green kicking Steven Adams

Draymond Green has been the talk of the town in the NBA over the past 24 hours as fans, writers, and everyone else have been wondering about and speculating upon the Flagrant 1 foul that he was called for in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals after kicking Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams in the groin. Was it intentional? Did he mean to kick him there? Will Draymond Green be suspended?

Though we can answer that he won’t be suspended for the kick to Adams, the talk and speculation about the kick has persisted regarding the Michigan State Spartans alumni in Green. So much so that a fellow Spartan and NBA Draft hopeful in Denzel Valentine had enough of it.

On Monday night, Valentine took to Twitter to tell everyone he was over all of the Draymond Green kick discussion and added that this was “playoff basketball not tiddly winks:”

Those are definitely some strong words, especially coming from a young guy that you would expect to be on his best behavior with the NBA Draft just a month away.

That being said, Valentine’s point isn’t lost on anyone. The suspension wasn’t handed out, so does anything like intent mean anything at this point or is everyone just beating a dead horse? At this point, you almost have to agree with Valentine and say that the latter is closer to the truth.

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