Draymond And His Nut Touching Antics Have To Be Stopped!
By: Tommy Bunnz
There’s been a lot of speculation surrounding the league’s notorious nut toucher, Draymond Green, and has gave way to conspiracy theories that the NBA intentionally suspended Green as a ploy to force a game 7. I’m never one to shy away from the possibility of high level corruption when billions of dollars are at stake or even when we examine historical events that leave eyebrows raised to this day, but come on fam, is that really what’s happening in this series? Well, if we let social media tell us, apparently so.
Would bet my right arm if this series was even at 2-2 Draymond wouldn't be suspended for GM5. What happened in OKC was way worse..
— Reggie Miller (@ReggieMillerTNT) June 12, 2016
Draymond Green's suspension was bogus. https://t.co/7gEKyF98Of
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) June 13, 2016
— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) June 12, 2016
The NBA Full Of Sh*t They Only Suspended Draymond Green For Game 5 To Try 2 Extend The Series… #ItsAllAboutDaMoney
— Plies (@plies) June 12, 2016
Draymond Green suspended. NBA gonna get six games come hell or high water!
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) June 12, 2016
The league wants to extend this series they suspended @Money23Green but there's no disciplinarian action for BRON????
STILL GOIN 5
— STAN PABLO (@MistahFAB) June 12, 2016
Not only is that a convenient excuse that padded the expectations of a potential series clinching victory if GS did happen to win without their ball boy in Game 5, but it also strangely suggests that casual basketball fans aren’t the only one’s who believe the NBA has their hands in the cookie jar, and that even analysts who’s pay checks come from them speaking about the game of basketball, seem to believe that the NBA is rigged. Its not too far fetched to believe, especially when former ref Tim Donaghy, who was fired for actually fixing games for profit, talked to Sports Illustrated and confessed to league corruption.
But to stay on topic, accompanying the conspiracy theory of league interference in the NBA Finals, there’s also this unanimous assumption that Draymond Green would have been the X-Factor in game 5 and would have impacted the game enough for GS to clinch the title on their home court. Really?
The Warriors didn't play a smooth game on offense or defense because of the absence of Draymond Green.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 14, 2016
Draymond makes a difference. pic.twitter.com/7cEZClMiog
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 13, 2016
Draymond would have certainly had some impact on the game if he had played in Game 5, however, if we are to look at Green’s numbers and impact on the floor, then to be fair, we also have to look at Lebron James numbers when facing elimination.
To assume that having Green on the floor would have shifted the game in favor of GSW is to deny the FACT that in the Game 3, the Warriors lost by 30 points, a game in which Green indeed played, not with balls, but actually on the floor. And he played terrible quite frankly, shooting 2-8 from the field at 25%, finishing the game with 6 points all coming in the first half, and a minus 15 on the plus/minus if that means anything to you, all AFTER he dropped 28 the game prior.
The NBA may have suspended the guy to give Cleveland an edge to prolong the series, however, Kiki VanDeWeghe can’t put 82 points on the board. Kyrie dropped 41 and made Curry look like Seth rocking the Nurse Jackie Low’s. Lebron once again proved that yes, this is a man’s league, and in fact he’s still the alpha in it all dropping 41 points, 16 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks, and 7 assists! Iggy didn’t have an answer for him, neither did Barnes, and especially Mo Speights who showed the world just how old he really is.
That type of historical performance can’t be deduced to conspiracy, but excessive ball fondling certainly brings into a question a WHOLE OTHER conspiracy, but that’s for another post.
Do you think the NBA is manipulating the series to go 7 games?