WATCH: Draymond Green ejected after stomping on with Kings’ Domantas Sabonis as chaos erupts in Sacramento
Draymond Green was ejected in Game 2 between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings after stomping on Domantas Sabonis in the middle of the fourth quarter of tonight’s game.
Sabonis and Green got tangled up under the basket while boxing each other out, which resulted in Sabonis hitting the floor and grabbing Green’s leg as he attempted to run back down the court.
Draymond Green then went full WWE on Sabonis, delivering a Seth Rollins stomp to the big man as he was still down on the ground.
Draymond Green stomps on Domantas Sabonis
Another Angle: Draymond Green stomps on Domantas Sabonis
Yeah that’s pretty dirty by Green, obviously.
Still, I don’t think we can also ignore the fact that Sabonis literally grabbed Green’s leg sparking the altercation.
In typical Draymond Green fashion, that definitely wasn’t the end of the situation. While the officiating crew reviewed the play, he then got into it with Sacramento fans behind the Warriors’ bench.
Sabonis was handed a Flagrant 1.
Green was issued a Flagrant 2 and was ejected from the game.
Green was assessed a Flagrant 2, which, well, yeah, no shit. He jumped off that man like an Olympic gymnast would a springboard preparing for Paris 2024.
The elevation was just unreal. I’ll give him that.
Sabonis was also given a Flagrant 1, which is also fair. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Grabbing a guy’s ankle as he’s trying to run up the floor is bush league.
Not worthy of being used like a trampoline, but still not a basketball play. Draymond should not have done that, and it won’t help his reputation for playing dirty in the postseason.
Once he realized he’d been ejected, Draymond Green started screaming obscenities at Kings fans, who no doubt returned the favor. It was a heated atmosphere and it reached its boiling point.
I can’t help but chuckle at this contrast of energy between Green and one of the fans. This guy is giving him a relatively chill two-thumbs down, and he’s absolutely losing his mind in the next shot.
Pretty wild scene in Sacramento and of course, Draymond Green was at the center of it.
I will say Sabonis went on to miss both free throws. I would never call the ball a liar, so Draymond Green should have had his Flagrant 2 revoked and been immediately reinstated into the game.
Either way, the Kings took a commanding 2-0 series lead tonight, beating the Warriors 114-106. Sabonis led the Kings with De’Aaron Fox. The duo combined for 48 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, four steals, and a block on the night.
The NBA Playoffs are so back.