I guess if you’re going to step over a player in todays NBA — you better either be A.I. — or be quick with it.
After the NBA handed down a one-game suspension to Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green for hitting LeBron James in the groin area, Charles Barkley basically said Green had no choice.
“When a guy steps over you, you have a moral obligation to punch him in the balls,” Barkley said on SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio’s NBA Sunday Tip. “Because that’s really disrespectful to step over a guy. You’re supposed to pop him in his junk if he steps over you like that.”
The NBA issued Green a flagrant-1 foul for striking James, and Barkley sounded as if that would have been his response as well.
“That’s a perfectly fine response,” Barkley said. “You got to act like you didn’t try to do it; I will admit that. When somebody steps over you, they’re doing that intentionally to rub it in your face. They’re deliberately trying to punk you in that situation.”
This series just got a whole lot more intense — but the Warriors could be setting us up for an ugly ending as well.