NBA Finals

Report: Draymond Green-Tristan Thompson beef spills over at LeBron party

Report: Draymond Green-Tristan Thompson beef spills over at LeBron party

Tensions ran high between Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson during (and after) the NBA Finals. 

Thompson shoved the ball in the side of Green's face after the former was ejected at the end of Game 1, and Green told NBC Sports Bay Area during the Warriors' championship parade that he refused to shake Thompson's hand at the end of Golden State's four-game sweep. 

"I told one of them dudes on the Cavs. After the game he tried to shake my hand," Green said at the parade in June. "I said, 'Tristan we ain't cut the same.'"

Fast forward about a month, and Thompson reportedly took exception.

That's according to The Athletic's Marcus Thompson, who elaborated on Bossip's earlier story on Tuesday and reported that Tristan Thompson "out of nowhere attacked Green" at a LeBron James-hosted party at a West Hollywood restaurant on July 18. 

LeBron James and Kevin Durant were among the NBA stars that broke up the altercation, sources told Thompson. One source told The Athletic the inciting incident was "more like a shove," while another called it a "face mush." 

Either way, their beef didn't last much longer, Thompson wrote:

After a conflict resolution session among NBA millionaires, temperatures settled. The party continued with Green and Thompson co-existing without issue, laughing and partying the rest of the night.

It won't feature LeBron James, but a Cavaliers-Warriors rematch looking a lot more interesting all of a sudden. 

Swag Tat: Nick Young celebrates Warriors title with Larry O'Brien ink

Swag Tat: Nick Young celebrates Warriors title with Larry O'Brien ink

In the wake of his first career NBA championship, Nick Young gave himself a new nickname. The man known as "Swaggy P" took to calling himself "Swag Champ" in honor of winning the title with the Golden State Warriors. 

A couple months away from getting his ring, Young got something a little more... permanent to continue celebrating.

Yes, that's the Larry O'Brien Trophy just under his left ear. And yes, his neck doesn't fall under "strictly for buckets" protection. 

With his tattoo and title in tow, Young is still looking for a home ahead of the 2018-19 season. The 33-year-old, who averaged 7.3 points per game and shot 37.7 percent from beyond the arc last year with Golden State, remains an unrestricted free agent.

J.R. Smith uses daughter to make fun of his infamous Game 1 gaffe

J.R. Smith uses daughter to make fun of his infamous Game 1 gaffe

Warriors fans cheered, LeBron turned into a meme and J.R. Smith didn't know what the score was. You all know what we're talking about. 

And apparently so does Smith's daughter Dakota. 

On Wednesday, Smith showed his humor laughing at himself with some help from his daughter. "How my Kota looked at me when i didn’t shoot the ball after game 1!" Smith wrote on Instagram, referring to himself running out the clock in regulation on Game 1 of the NBA Finals with the score tied 107-107. 

The Warriors went on to win, 124-114, in overtime before sweeping the Cavs to win their second straight title.