Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson added to the ongoing saga between LeBron James and Draymond Green on Sunday, saying that James went after Green during Friday’s Game 4 because James’s feelings were hurt.
Trash talking during the game between the two escalated to the point where Green hit James in the groin as the later hopped over him on the court.
Green was assessed a flagrant 1 foul for the incident, meaning he will be suspended for Game 5 on Monday. James was hit with a technical foul for his role in the dust-up.
When asked about James’s reaction on the play, Thompson suggested that Green’s trask talking probably got the Cleveland star.
“Obviously people have feelings. People’s feelings get hurt if they’re called a bad word. I guess his feelings just got hurt.”
In response to Thompson’s statement, James chuckled before saying that he would take the high road, rather than respond to it.
Stephen Curry’s wife, Ayesha, also got into the beef, tweeting that the high road is what James took as he stepped over Green.
High Road. invisible bridge used to step over said person when open floor is available left to right.— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 12, 2016
The Warriors lead the Cavaliers 3–1 in the series and have a chance to claim their second-straight NBA title at home Monday.