Photo: Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors Ezra Shaw / Getty Images
If Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder has his act together tomorrow night, just before tip, without letting the officials hear him, he needs to get up close to Draymond Green a serial nut cruncher, and with a smile on his face, like he is all forgiving and such, and with his personable way, whisper into Green’s ear “you f… with me again I will take you out. And you think crazy? I will hurt you mate.”
Steven Adams has to do the following with his team mates on the floor knowing what is taking place. Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant, Andre Roberson, and Serge Ibaka, need to be ready for some on the floor support if Dreymond reacts in a hostile way. If Adams gets the response of violence by Green as could be expected, he needs to go directly to the ground on the first punch and get into a defensive position, not hitting back. Green would be suspended for the year and Adams would have taken the ignorant son-of-a-bitch down. Smack talk is approved by the NBA. So is kicking a player in the nuts as you won’t get suspended a game if you do.
If Green does not bite, Adams needs to glance a menacing look at Green, often during the game, play his regular way, always trying to get into Green’s head with smack talk to him. We can see where Green takes it. I suspect Green won’t make the end of the game.