Man, there's just something about Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams and kicking people/getting kicked between the legs, isn't there?
In a scene that brought up old memories of the 2016 Western Conference Finals, roles were reversed, as Steven Adams -- after going up for an offensive rebound -- managed to land a swift kick right to the groin of Washington Wizards All-Star Bradley Beal on Thursday night after being dragged down to the ground by Marcin Gortat.
As mentioned above, the incident brought up images from the 2016 postseason, where Golden State's Draymond Green managed not once, but twice, to land kicks in the same area against Adams, acts which many thought Green should've been suspended for as it looked strangely premeditated.
Fans shrugged off last night's incident as an inadvertent accident as a result of hard-nosed play from both teams, but Draymond Green was having none of it.
"Inadvertent? That's like an actual kick though... Hahahaha funny"
Obviously, Green wasn't happy with how easily Adams got off for doing something so similar to Green, and told us how he really felt.
There's one key difference though: Like it or not, Draymond did have a reputation for being a 'dirty' player before kicking Adams back in 2016, whereas Steven is known as a pretty likable guy around the league, which is why he was given a pass.
Nice try though Dray.