As if Friday night’s shove match between the Lakers and Bucks could not get more embarrassing, Warriors forward Draymond Green, who of course had nothing to do with the altercation, on Saturday pointed out arguably its most embarrassing aspect.
That would be Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell’s shove of Bucks forward Greg Monroe and immediate retreat.
During the third quarter of the Bucks’ 107-103 win, Los Angeles’ Nick Young thought Milwaukee rookie Malcolm Brogdon used excessive force on a block attempt and responded with a shove. Young pushed Brogdon before Monroe nearly knocked him over with a shove to the neck region.
Green apparently noticed Russell’s actions (or lack thereof) and did not approve. It’s worth noting that Green did not explicitly use Russell’s name but made his reference “clear,” according to CSN Bay Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Area’s Monte Poole.
“It was good to see everybody right there. To see everybody respond the way they did,” Russell said, via ESPN.
Lakers coach Luke Walton’s source of displeasure after the game involved Russell, but not for the same reason.
“They told me that D’Angelo got kicked out for escalating the Cheap Jerseys In Bulk situation,” Walton said, also via ESPN. “But D’Angelo only responded after Monroe had grabbed Nick by the neck and thrown him. If D’Angelo didn’t push him, I would’ve been pissed off at D’Angelo. He did the right thing.
“So for the NBA to say that the two of them did the same thing and just canceled each other out is absolute crap to me because D’Angelo just shoved (Monroe) in the back; Monroe grabbed (Young) by the neck. I don’t know if he was mad that Zubac was kicking his butt all night long out there. But you grab someone by the neck? That’s not right. And then Monroe went and slapped Brandon in the face. So he did all that and he got the same penalty as when D’Angelo did it for shoving someone in the back that was a teammate. So that’s crap to me.”