Is This The Beginning of the End for the Dominant Run of the Golden State Warriors?
Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the Golden State Warriors' dominate run in the NBA?
That's what some fans believe following the recent altercation between Kevin Durant and Draymond Green. The issue started with Green's late turnover in a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. KD and Green would exchange words which eventually turned into a much bigger situation.
According to a Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic, Green responded to Durant's comments with "Who the f*** you talking to?"
Green believed KD was out of line in the manner of which he spoke to him, and believed Durant was addressing him "as if he were a scrub."
The disgruntled Green also reportedly called Durant a "b****" multiple times in the spat that saw multiple Golden State players attempt to quell the situation before it escalated.
Here's another angle of Kevin Durant vs Draymond Green featuring DeMarcus Cousins trying to calm both of them down. The irony. I love it. pic.twitter.com/4Mx5bFaMrs— adam (@ClippsMcGee) November 13, 2018
The argument, which spilled over into the locker room following the game, quickly moved from a bad play in a single NBA game and shifted towards KD's impending free agency. Green "accused Durant of making the whole season about him even though he was going to leave after this season." Thompson's piece also added that Warriors players don't want to engage in a "Please Stay, KD" tour.
Green was suspended for last night's game against the Atlanta Hawks (a game in which the Warriors won) to "cool off" per Shams Charania.
It's clear this has been an issue brewing for quite some time and NBA fans have believed the only way the Warriors don't win another NBA title is if injuries come into play or if the team imploded upon itself. With superstars already at each other's necks, is this the beginning of the end for the Golden State Warriors dominant run?
The team is off to a stellar 12-3 start and has plenty of superstars to beat any team on any given night. But usually where there's smoke, there's fire. With so many fans chalking this season up as another Warriors championship season after signing DeMarcus Cousins, it seems we might be in for an intriguing NBA season.
(H/t to Bleacher Report)