Draymond Green and Tristan Thompson‘s displeasure with one another on the court has reportedly boiled over to an off the court incident as well. There have been mixed reports on Thompson allegedly sucker punching Green at an after party for the ESPYS in Los Angeles. Green has since denied the reports in an Instagram story, stating that they were “inaccurate.”
The beef between the two can be traced back to the 2017 NBA Finals in which the two were constantly jawing at one another. It went to another level in the 2018 finals. In Game 1 the pair had a brief scuffle in the middle of the contest and Thompson was ejected at the end of the same game after throwing an elbow at Shaun Livingston on a three-point attempt with less than five seconds to go. Meanwhile, at the conclusion of Game 4 Green rejected Thompson’s attempt to shake his hand once the Warriors clinched their second straight title.
Once reports of the “fight” broke, Cleveland Cavaliers fans planned a parade honoring Thompson for his alleged punch against Green. The parade is currently listed on Facebook and has over 5,000 people wanting to attend, with another 17,000 interested. It is set to take place October 13th at 3:10 P.M. outside of Quicken Loans Arena. The time of the parade is a jab at the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead to the Cavs in the 2016 finals. While the 13th is the same number that Thompson wears for the Cavaliers.