Steph Curry says he 'would have probably done the same thing' had LeBron stepped over him
Everybody seems to have an opinion on the LeBron James-Draymond Green dust-up toward the end of Game 4 that eventually got Green suspended for Game 5. A number of players on the Golden State Warriors believe LeBron's actions -- stepping over Green after he fell -- were disrespectful and needed to be addressed.
You can add Stephen Curry to that group. The defending two-time MVP was asked about the incident Sunday and said he doesn't blame Green. In fact, Curry believes he might have also done something similar.
"I don't know what LeBron's intention was," Curry said. "Like I said, you have to ask him. Obviously Draymond thought it was disrespectful and wanted to get up and say something, so that was his reaction to it. I would have probably done the same thing."
Green extended his arm and hit James in the groin as the Cavs star attempted to step over him. LeBron immediately confronted Green despite no whistle being blown. Once play was blown dead, LeBron and Green needed to be separated as the two exchanged words.
LeBron James & Draymond Green had to be separated after getting tangled up late in the 4th quarter. https://t.co/VPtb7UTAHM— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2016
Curry was asked to compare the incident with memorable ones from years past, but he said there were no similarities.
"In that context the one that happened last game was totally different," Curry said. "There was no play that happened. It was kind of like with (Allen Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue) and (Scottie Pippen dunking over Patrick Ewing), it's usually somebody getting dunked on or somebody crossing somebody over and you see them. It's one of those situations where you just want to add insult to injury.
The Warriors, who hold a 3-1 series lead, will have to try to win their second consecutive title without Green in the building during Monday's Game 5 at Oracle Arena. The series will head back to Cleveland for Game 6 if the Cavs can pull it out in Golden State.