THE NBA fined Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green $50,000 on Sunday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule.
The fine is in response to Green’s comments on Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker that he made Friday while serving as an analyst on TNT.
Green initially praised Booker for his play during the Suns’ undefeated run to begin the NBA’s restart near Orlando. Then Green took it too far in the eyes of the NBA.
“It’s not good for him. It’s not good for his career,” Green said. “They gotta get Book out of Phoenix. I need my man to go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win, because he’s that type of player.”
Asked by TNT’s Ernie Johnson if he thought his comments were tampering, Green responded, “Maybe.”