Cavaliers star LeBron James and Warriors forward Draymond Green were involved in a violent collision during the second quarter of Monday’s game, which resulted in a Flagrant 1 foul on Green and a marvelous mocking of James’s sell of the call.
After the Warriors blew out the Cavaliers, 126–91, James brushed off the hit by talking tough.
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“His shoulder hit me in the face. It happened so fast I didn’t know who it was,” James told reporters. “I’m OK, I’m a football player.”
The two were involved in another altercation during last year’s NBA Finals, when Green was assessed a flagrant for swinging at LeBron’s groin. He would eventually miss Game 5 of the series due to the accumulation of too many flagrant foul points.
James had 20 points and eight rebounds in the loss.