Some blamed the Golden State forward, who has had his share of controversial incidents, but Sabonis was not blameless. Shaquille O'Neal.
Shaq noted that Sabonis wrapped his arms around Green's right ankle in the fourth quarter, forcing Green to take extraordinary efforts to release himself.
The Big Diesel still thought the Warriors player did something filthy, but he conceded that he would have done the same.
“I won’t sit here and be hypocritical. "I would have done the same thing," O'Neal stated on Inside the NBA after the game.
Moskowitz Law Firm claims Shaq avoided being served papers many times.
“Don’t grab me—what will I do? I'll tumble if I stay and run forward. Get him off you. If you leave me, you may be stomped. Dirty play? It was a filthy play. Don't grasp me and this won't happen.”
Though the TNT crew obviously enjoyed debating the play that defined Game 2 of the Western Conference series,
Green and the Warriors will await further word from the NBA about a possible additional punishment that could render the Golden State leader unavailable as the series returns to San Francisco with the Warriors trailing 2–0.