During the third quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, a fight broke out between the two teams. It came after Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon seemingly committed an intentional foul when Nick Young was going in for a layup on a fast break.
It led to an altercation between the teams with Greg Monroe, Nick Young and D’Angelo Russell all being tossed from the game.
Bucks beat the Lakers 107-103 (Swaggy P, Greg Monroe & D'Angelo Russell got ejected for their roles in this 3rd quarter shoving match) pic.twitter.com/BijAR4MctB
— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) March 18, 2017
Lakers head coach Luke Walton was a tad upset about Russell getting tossed. After all, the second-year guard gave a weak excuse for a shove during the “fight.”
Now speaking up on the topic (as he often does), Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green doesn’t seem to be the least bit amused.
Draymond's comment: 'To me it looked like he didn't want no parts of it. And it completely p—d me off.'
— Monte Poole (@MontePooleCSN) March 18, 2017
To be fair, Russell shoved Monroe from behind. It was what we’d call an act of cowardice before the enigmatic guard decided to part ways with the altercation.
Russell himself has been frustrated for a bit after Walton decided to bench the former top-five pick a few games back. He surely looked to take it out on Monroe before ultimately falling by the wayside.