Draymond Green kicked Kyrie Irving in final moments of Game 7
Draymond Green's limbs are not unlike the branches of the Whomping Willow — they will tattoo any individual who enters their proximity, regardless of situation.
Over the course of the 2016 Playoffs, the Golden State Warriors forward tagged opponents left and right with kicks and punches to the head and groin, culminating in a one-game suspension for slugging LeBron James in the pods during Game 4 of the Finals.
You'd think this development — which effectively cost the Warriors Game 5 and, later, the series — would've discouraged Green from additional flail-age. But looking at this kick from the end of Game 7, I'm no longer certain these incidents aren't just a full-body tic of his.
With 10 seconds left in the game, Green rose to stop James from flushing a monster, game-sealing dunk on Golden State and narrowly avoided being frozen in historical carbonite.
Upon falling to the ground, however, Green somehow managed to kick Kyrie Irving in the ribs.
Anyone catch Draymond kicking Kyrie Irving? pic.twitter.com/H8nHnkUVna— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) June 20, 2016
I don't know how he does it. Maybe he was born with it. Maybe it's Maybelline.
But at this juncture, I can't rule out that Draymond Green's legs and/or limbs as being individually sentient, like sea anemone. Instances like the LBJ-groin-punch were definitely intentional, but it's entirely possible that Green's legs operate of their own volition in moments of stress.
If so, this isn't a, um, great manifestation of fight or flight impulses, particularly when it loads public sentiment against you and foams the runway for later suspensions.
Dan is on Twitter. Some guys put a hand out, others Chun-Li high kick.