One day after Warriors forward Draymond Green used his postgame comments in the locker room to torch Clippers guard Dahntay Jones, the NBA went after Jones.
The league on Monday fined Jones $10,000 for deliberately bumping into Green as he was being interviewed on the court after the Warriors 106-98 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at Oracle Arena.
The fine was not unexpected, given that Jones provided visual evidence of intent. Green presumed the league would take action.
"I definitely expect that to be reviewed by the NBA," Green said on Sunday. "For him to look at me, look at me again and bump me when I'm doing a postgame interview; that's really smart, too, when it's on ABC. The postgame interview is the highlight of that segment and you bump somebody."
Green said he didn't react because he didn't want to risk a suspension or fine, noting that his value to the Warriors far exceeds that of Jones to the Clippers.
While Jones was one of two Clippers that never entered the game, Green was being interviewed because he was the star of the day.
Jones initially implied the bump was unintentional, but the league obviously concluded otherwise.
The next installment of the Warriors-Clippers rivalry is scheduled for March 31 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Shortly after the news came out, Jones hit Twitter with an ambiguous message:
Come on people really? Sometimes we make something out of nothing— Dahntay (@dahntay1) March 8, 2015