The NBA is reportedly looking into the incident between Draymond Green and LeBron James in Game 4, which involved a shot to James’ privates, per ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Sources say the Draymond Green/LeBron James Game 4 incident is indeed under league review, but there is no known timetable yet for a ruling
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 11, 2016
The incident occurred after James had knocked Green to the floor.
James walked over Green after the fact, and as he rose up, the Golden State Warriors forward gave his Cleveland Cavaliers counterpart a smack to the undercarriage (watch here).
Green also swiped at James once more, and the two of them barked at one another for a while after the ball was whistled dead.
If the NBA determines Green did, indeed, swipe intentionally at James’ jewels, then he would be likely looking at a one-game suspension. Remember, he narrowly avoided the same fate last series against the Oklahoma City Thunder when he kicked Steven Adams in the balls twice in as many games.
It might not matter if Green plays in Game 5. The Warriors have a commanding 3-1 lead on the Cavs right now, and they beat them handily both times in Oakland before Cleveland got a huge win in Game 3.
They will battle one another for what could be the final game of the series on Monday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET.