Report: Green watches Game 5 with Marshawn Lynch, GM Bob Myers
Warriors forward Draymond Green, who received an automatic suspension on Sunday after the league ruled that he committed a Flagrant 1 foul in Game 4, his fourth flagrant point this postseason, is watching Monday’s Game 5 from a suite at the Oakland A’s game, according to ESPN’s Marc Spears.
Warriors general manager Bob Myers and former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch, an Oakland native, joined Green, Spears adds.
The A’s are playing the Texas Rangers next door at the O.co Coliseum, so Green will be a walk away from the arena should the Warriors clinch the title and celebrate. According to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger, the NBA will allow Green to attend the team’s potential postgame festivities.
League rules state that Green would receive a $2,000 fine for showing up to Oracle Arena on Monday, and according to a report on Sunday, he was trying to convince the league to waive that fine and allow him to watch the game in person.
Green was assessed a flagrant 1 foul for swinging at James’s groin during a dustup. Because this was his fourth flagrant foul point of the postseason, he was slapped with an automatic one-game suspension.
The Warriors lead the NBA Finals, 3–1, with the series heading to Oakland, Calif., on Monday.
– Kenny Ducey