Klay Thompson came to Draymond Green's defense by criticizing Domantas Sabonis, the center for the Sacramento Kings, for his "dirty" play,
and Green thanked Thompson for his support. "What are you gonna do to someone who grabs your foot at full when you're running full speed?"
he asked the media after the Golden State Warriors were defeated 114-106. Thompson offered an explanation. "That was a filthy move.
You can't just grab somebody's foot as they're taking off in a full sprint. I'm not saying what Draymond did was okay, but you can't do that.
Green was dismissed from the game after receiving a Flagrant 2 foul for stomping on Sabonis' chest.
This occurred after Sabonis became entangled with Green's legs while attempting to retrieve a rebound. Green was ejected from the game after receiving this foul.
Although the acts of the Warriors veteran were harshly vilified on social media, he did receive some support from Damian Lillard and Shaquille O'Neal.