Following the Thunder's Game 3 win over the Warriors on Sunday night, Russell Westbrook shared his thoughts on Draymond Green making contact with Steven Adams below the belt.
"I haven't seen it, but honestly, I think it's intentional," Westbrook said. "That's two times in the last two games. You can't keep kicking somebody in their private areas. He'll probably say he didn't do it on purpose.
"But from the way I look at it, it looks intentional to me."
Prior to practice on Monday morning, Draymond responded to Westbrook.
"Russell said I did it on purpose. But he's a part of the superstar group that started all this acting in the NBA," Draymond explained. "I didn't, so I sold the call."
A little while later, it was Westbrook's turn to chime in.
"I don't know about no flopping or nothing," Westbrook said. "I don't know how to flop. Seemed like he was the one that was fully kicking his legs and stuff out yesterday. It wasn't me...
"He's trying to take the heat off himself."
On Sunday night, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr also singled out Westbrook.
“Westbrook kicks out his feet on every three and there is contact," Kerr declared. "That’s just part of the game. So I don’t understand how that can be deemed a Flagrant 1. I think it should be rescinded.”
Russell Westbrook responding to Draymond Green's acting accusation: pic.twitter.com/tG8AIq0HOF— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 23, 2016
Russell Westbrook on the Draymond comment about him flailing his legs: "He's trying to take the heat off himself"— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 23, 2016
Westbrook on Green and Kerr bringing him up: "Hey, you've gotta bring somebody into it. He wants to take the heat off his self."— Royce Young (@royceyoung) May 23, 2016