The Golden State Warriors got the job done last night. They beat the Clippers 106-98 and Steph Curry had Vine blowing up with all of his highlights. After the game, everyone should have been talking about how the Warriors obliterated the Clippers at Oracle, but Draymond Green and Dahntay Jones stole the spotlight.
As Green was being interviewed by ESPN’s Lisa Salters, he was bumped by Jones who was walking back to the locker room. Green’s reaction was priceless and after the game he was very adamant about believing that it was intentional.
Well, the NBA has acted fast and according to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated, the league will fine Jones $10,000:
The Warriors-Clippers rivalry has consistently produced fireworks in recent years, and the latest chapter came on Sunday, when Draymond Green responded to a bump from Dahntay Jones by letting off a few shots in his postgame comments. Jones was fined $10,000 for the incident, the NBA announced on Monday.
The fine doesn’t come as much of a surprise. It’s obviously hard to tell if Jones purposely bumped into Green, but the NBA will not stand by and do nothing. If things would have escalated then we could have expected a bigger fine or even a suspension, but that is not the case.
Jones has been known to be a dirty player. In Game 3 of the 2009 Western Conference Finals, Jones purposely tripped Kobe Bryant as he had beat him to the basket. He also had another incident involving Bryant where he was accused of trying to injure Bryant’s ankle on a fadeaway jumper, but he denied the allegations.
With his track record and the fact that he is not a relevant player for the Clippers, leads us to speculate that he purposely bumped into Draymond, but we are going to have to wait to find out. At least until March 31st, the Warriors visit the Clippers and surely this will be a hot topic of conversation.