Draymond Green got plenty of attention after a controversial ejection in Game 1. Now the Golden State Warriors star is speaking about the matter.
During Game 1 of the series between the Golden State Warriors and the Memphis Grizzlies, Draymond Green ultimately ended up getting ejected. Green ended up having some fun on his way out of the game following the ejection, taunting Grizzlies fans as he left the court.
And now, following the ejection, and the Warriors’ win over Memphis, Green is taking the opportunity to discuss the ejection.
“I am dumb enough to think that it would not even be a flagrant 1,” Green explained.
He continued on, saying he though the playoffs would be “a little tougher.” However, as Green said, it seems like they might be “as soft as the regular season.”
Green also said he was mistaken in thinking he would be given a little more wiggle room when it came to making contact with opponents, saying he was wrong to think he could “bump a little more and get away with a little more.”
Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green speaks after being ejected from Game 1 vs. Memphis Grizzlies
Green also said he thought one issue that led to his ejection is his reputation rather than just a particular issue with the contact on the foul.
“I think tonight was more of a reputation thing than a hard foul,” Green said.
And that seems to be a pretty fair thing to say. Green has a reputation for hard fouls in the past. It seems like the refs are likely taking that into consideration as they keep an eye on things throughout this series.
You can check out his full discussion on the incident and the ejection by clicking here.