Doc Rivers mocks Draymond Green’s toughness after his reaction to bump from Dahntay Jones
After the Warriors soundly beat the Clippers on Sunday, Draymond Green was the one in the spotlight, conducting a walk-off interview to conclude the nationally-televised contest.
Seldom-used Dahntay Jones gave Green an intentional bump with his shoulder that the cameras caught, and was fined $10,000 by the league for his actions.
Green was vocal about this immediately afterward, wanting the league to look into what Jones did.
“I think he wanted a reaction from me, but he don’t play,” Green said. “Me getting suspended and him getting suspended, it’s different. When you don’t play, that’s probably his role on that team.”
Clippers head coach Doc Rivers mocked Green for making such a big deal out of something seemingly so small.From Melissa Rohlin of the Los Angeles Times:
“Honestly, I just saw it an hour and a half ago and, wow, that was such a violent bump,” Rivers quipped.
Rivers went on to poke a bit of fun at Green.
“I guess that tough guy in Golden State, the bump was too hard for him, clearly, the way he reacted,” Rivers said. “My goodness. I thought the guy was tough. Anyway, that’s my take on it.”
To be fair to Green, Jones was looking for a reaction; that’s why the league saw fit to fine him for what he did.
As for Rivers going after him a bit, well, there’s a bit of a history between the Clippers and the Warriors that dates back to their many battles from last season. So, we’ll just add these remarks to the ever-growing rivalry between the two teams.