On Monday, in the closing seconds of regulation against the Los Angeles Clippers, Green stole the ball but wouldn’t give it to Durant to attempt a shot. Instead, he kept the ball, dribbled up court and turned it over, which sent the game into overtime. The Warriors ended up losing 121-116.
Immediately afterward, Durant criticized Green, which sparked the argument and spilled into the locker room. Green was then suspended without pay by the team for one game for “conduct detrimental to the team.”
According to Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic, Green didn’t like how Durant approached him on the bench, telling Durant, “Who the f— you talking to?”
On top of that, Green said he “took exception” to how Durant addressed him and felt he spoke to him “as if he were a scrub.” He also called Durant a “bitch” during their exchange.
There’s more to the argument, too.
After the current 2018-2019 NBA season, Durant will become a free agent, and it’s been said that Green doesn’t like the way he’s been handling everything. Plus, he said Durant is making “The whole season about him, even though he was going to leave after this season.”
At this time, Durant hasn’t indicated whether he’s staying or leaving, but the report states that some of his teammates wish he would refuse to answer questions about his free agency.
Since their spat, the two forwards seemingly quashed things and were seen warming up together before Thursday’s loss against the Houston Rockets.