posted on Jun, 12 2016 @ 08:23 PM
So the first game of the NBA finals played in Oakland, had the Warriors pounding the holy bejesus out of the Cavs. In game two, also in Oakland, they
snuffed them and made them look like a Jr. High team.
In game three, in Cleveland, the Warriors basically looked to be saying 'ho hum' and let the Cavs run through them like water through a sieve. Let
the home town fans have a thrill.
Game four also in Cleveland, the Cavs were handled nicely in a 10 point visitor victory.
But during that game, Lebron James of the Cavs and Draymond Green, two notoriously rough and tumble guys got in a tussle and fell all over each other.
Now Greene had been under close foul observation and was told that his next flagrant foul would result in a one game suspension.
But in this modern sport of basketball, the whole game is now ruff and tumble, grab and pull, butt and scuffle. Man it is a tough sport and ya gotta
be tough to play it.
So James and Greene were in a pile on the floor and after getting up, James attempts to walk over the still rising Greene and Greene, then flicks
his arm backward as James is passing by and in a pansey little swing, brushes James arm. For that foul, decided after the game he was charged with a
flagrant foul and suspended for game five.
So, the NBA looks on and sez. Ahh, the Warriors pounded them at home and then pounded them at home again. Then in Cleveland on the road, the Cavs won
one and then were handled in the second. One more win for the Warriors and it is all over.
So back to Oakland for the fifth game, where chances are being home court and all the Warriors were set to hand the Cavs their candy asses in one more
quick defeat. Facing the prospect of diminished revenues for the league and the network hosting it, a way to forstall the certain demise of the Cavs
and toss the series back to Cleveland for more revenue and then hopefully back to Oakland to wring as much money out of the series as possible, the
NBA found a way to help that along.
And that is why I think that Greene was suspended for one game for nothing more than a pansy little flick of his arm.