Draymond Green takes shot at Cavaliers fans
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 10:30
When Draymond Green was assessed a technical foul in the 3rd quarter of Game 4 on Friday night, it appeared as though he would be ejected for receiving his second technical of the game.
"After calling the loose ball foul on Draymond Green, I noticed the reaction by coach Kerr and then assessed the technical foul", Goble said.
"I really don't pay that much attention - I don't pay much attention to anybody in Cleveland honestly", Green said. Cleveland people ain't that sharp!
A mellower Green has learned the lessons from that frustration and while not above chatting to a referee, was whistled for fewer flagrant fouls this season. So far, these Finals have mostly been lacking in fire; it required a counter punch before the drama could begin. "So I knew I didn't have a technical foul, but still trying to figure out why did I get the second one".
When asked about how much the fans have repeatedly heckled him, Green took it as a form of flattery.
Obviously we havent felt this feeling walking off the court with a loss in a while, but we have done a good job of bouncing back and being resilient all year and obviously learning from all different experiences we have been through, Curry said. Goble indicated that he "failed to properly communicate" that Kerr was the recipient of the technical and not Green.
Officials John Goble and Mike Callahan explained that they weren't listening to the PA announcer well enough, but hopefully for National Basketball Association fans they'll have their ears open for Game 5 on Monday in Oakland.
No announcement was ever made correcting the error, not that Green was listening for one.
The Green-Kerr technical foul snafu was just part of the drama in the third quarter.
Goble said he thought he had verbalized to the table that the initial technical was on Kerr, but said after watching the video that he should have done a better job with that. "I don't know. That was pretty bad". "I take full responsibility for that". "But with Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Monday and the Warriors leading 3-1 just as they did a year ago before the Cavs won it all, there won't be a series-changing suspension this time around". "I'm a firm believer in (stuff) happens", Green said.