"It’s funny how you can tell me how I get hit and how my body is supposed to react. I didn’t know the league office was that smart when it came to body movements. I’m not sure if they took kinesiology for their positions to tell you how your body is going to react when you get hit in a certain position. Or you go up and you have guys who jump to the ceiling. A lot of these guys that make the rules can’t touch the rim, yet they tell you how you’re way up there in the air which way your body [is supposed to go].
I don’t understand that. That’s like me going in there and saying, ‘Hey, you did something on your paperwork wrong.’ I don’t know what your paperwork looks like. But it is what it is ... Let them keep telling people how their body reacts, I guess. They need to go take a few more kinesiology classes, though. Maybe they can take a taping class or functional movement classes. Let me know how the body works, because clearly mine don’t work the right way."
"While I don’t think there is necessarily malintent on the part of Draymond, there appears to be a level of carelessness to his motions and I will tell you why. Jumping requires upward propulsion and because muscles cannot push, they only pull, all of the effort through the kinetic chain should be focused on extending through the posterior chain. In other words, it is mechanically counterproductive to lift a leg in the middle or end of a jump. If you really think about it, lifting the thigh at the peak of a jump would only inhibit ones action of momentum. If you are trying to get up, lifting your leg through the psoas and or quad/ITB is working against your jumping musculature.
In regards to some of his lunging, the same principles apply. Lateral movement requires a reach outward and away with the leg. Unlike soccer, where the leg may be reaching for a ball in the air, basketball players move laterally along the floor to either block the lane or catch/throw/fake with the ball. For Draymond to lift his leg into the air, high enough to hit another player, is not kinesthetically sound. If you ask me, it’s careless.
Everyone is expected to avoid dangerous activity on the court and Draymond is not going to be able to use kinesiology as an excuse to bring his legs into the air in the middle of a jump or lunge, especially when it holds back his own game in some ways."
Wait just a damn minute here. Are we positive that this body expert isn't just an "expert" in the same way that literally everyone that was hired from ESPN to improve the dwindling ratings at FS1 is a sports expert? I guess what I am asking is if we can say - with absolute certainly - that "hot take culture" hasn't infiltrated other, fact based aspects of society? I really hope that it has, because I would be flat out floored if I found out that an NBA player inaccurately referenced a very specific branch of science that he Googled five minutes prior when trying to justify his repetitive kicks to the nether regions and extremities of his peers. I shudder to think of the alternative if the man who is basically calling Draymond Green a liar based on a highly decorated history of analyzing the intricate movements of the human body isn't just a butt-hurt Clippers fan that's trying to make him look bad. It terrifies me to say this, but if science can't explain why Draymond Green wildly flails his leg high in the direction of his opposition whenever someone comes within six inches of him then an all-too-scary truth is upon us.
It bears consideration that modern science - a trade that has been incessantly studied over the course of centuries - is....::aubible gasp:...WRONG. When it comes to how homo sapien limbs inherently react when the person they are attached to launches themselves straight up in the air, Draymond Green is an exception to the rule. Might be time to recall a few million textbooks, because the scholars that authored them did so before they came across the curious case of the only professional athlete that can't stop himself from punting people in the head, dick, and ass.