Just like he did three years ago when Nene was suspended during a playoff series, Wizards majority owner Ted Leonsis showed his support of Kelly Oubre, Jr. on Sunday by wearing his jersey.
Leonsis donned Oubre's uniform in an exclusive sitdown interview with CSN on Sunday's Wizards Gametime ahead of Game 4 against the Celtics. Naturally, he was asked for his thoughts on Oubre's suspension by Chris Miller.
Leonsis wondered if the one-game ban was truly necessary.
"I thought Kelly was punished a little bit more than deserved. I was right there and he did get hit pretty good in the head. It's not like this is the first time that player [Kelly Olynyk] has been headhunting. But it's the playoffs and I think it's a great way for a player like Kelly to evolve and mature and get a taste for the difference in how it amps up in terms of passion and intensity and the kind of effort that you need to put out to have a winning team."
Leonsis also discussed Markieff Morris' shove of Al Horford in Game 2, how he wants John Wall and Bradley Beal to play their entire careers in Washington, as well as the legacy of Phil Chenier.
Watch Leonsis' full interview right here: