Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green Ejected for Stomp, Facing Potential Suspension

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green's temper got the better of him on Monday night. In the fourth quarter of the last night's 114-106 loss to the Sacramento Kings, Green was ejected after stomping on Sacramento Kings All-Star Damantas Sabonis, casting doubt over his availability for Game 3.

After getting tangled up under the basket, Green tore himself loose and delivered a frustrated stomp to a grounded Sabonis. Sabonis could be seen clutching Green's leg prior to the incident and was eventually administered a technical foul for his part in the conflict.

Green has a long history of dramatic flare-ups in the playoffs. He was famously ejected and suspended for punching LeBron James in the groin during Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals. The Warriors eventually lost the series despite jumping out to a 3-1 lead. Green was also ejected in the second quarter of Game 1 of last year's semi-finals against the Memphis Grizzlies for grabbing Brandon Clarke's jersey.

Green's behavior and his long list of prior incidents are sure to draw serious consideration for a suspension. He'll have to hope the league sees Sabonis as an instigator in the conflict. The Warriors are now down 0-2 in the series, and dropping another game in Green's absence would all but end the series.

Green's antics can be endearing when the Warriors are winning (and they've won plenty), but no team should tolerate self-sabotage. This is the player who nearly knocked out his own teammate this past offseason, after all. If his actions last night set into motion a series of events that results in an early playoff exit for the defending champs, the Warriors may have to ponder his future with the team. 

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