NBA Stands Pat on Draymond Green's Controversial Flagrant Foul 2

The NBA is standing pat on the flagrant foul penalty 2 that referees issued to Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green in Game 1 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

This decision could have pretty huge implications down the line in the postseason should Golden State go on a deep run. As it stands, Green now has two flagrant points. Four would get him suspended for one game.

The call sparked plenty of controversy on social media, with the general consensus echoing that the 32-year-old did not deserve to get ejected. 

Green was thrown out late in the second quarter after hacking and pulling down on the jersey of Grizzlies forward Brandon Clarke. This caused the Canadian to fall hard to the ground.

Nonetheless, it did seem like Green did try to hold Clarke up after tugging on the 25-year-old's jersey to soften the landing. 

The Warriors were visibly upset, while Green sarcastically egged on the cheering Memphis crowd before the decision was announced. 

Despite their defensive leader's ejection, the Warriors still gutted out a 117-116 Game 1 victory on the road.

Following the win, the no-filter trash talker did not waste time airing out his thoughts on the controversial call through his podcast, the Draymond Green Show

Green revealed he thought he wasn't getting even a flagrant 1. But he eventually realized the ejection was more of a reputation thing than anything else.

Green also admitted to reporters on Monday he wasn't surprised the league upheld the original call. But he did say that wouldn't affect the way he plays the rest of the way.

The Warriors and the Grizzlies meet again for Game 2 on Tuesday.

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