Curry Says He Would’ve Reacted The Same Way Draymond Did If LeBron Tried To Step Over Him (Video)
Way too much talk about balls from the Golden State Warriors that doesn’t involve the actual basketball.
On Sunday, Draymond Green was informed that he would be suspended for Game 5 for his actions during Game 4, which included him swinging his arm towards LeBron James private area when he attempted to step-over him like Allen Iverson did to LeBron’s current head coach back in 2001.
Mo Speights, Klay Thompson, and even Ayesha Curry had already spoken out against James for his actions, which included implying he lobbied the NBA to suspend Draymond Green.
The unanimous MVP, Stephen Curry, explained during his press conference what the step-over really means and how he would have reacted.
“In that context or the one that happened last game was totally different. There was no play that happened,” Curry told reporters prior to Game 5. “It was kind of like with A.I. and Pippen, 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.”
“I don’t know what LeBron’s intention was. 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.”
“That’s why I thought Draymond was reacting to that situation. It wasn’t so much getting thrown down, it was he’s trying to get up and somebody’s straddling him on top,” Curry said. “So it’s like an awkward situation to be in. So that was his reaction. That’s why I’m still kind of surprised that that was what the decision was.”
— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 12, 2016