Who knew? I'll tell you who knew. The NBA knew, and they used that knowledge to risk looking like hypocritical assholes that refuse to uphold the integrity of the game. They willing accepted a full day of criticism banking on Draymond Green's non-suspension not only lighting a fire under a Thunder team that felt trivialized, but putting enough pressure on him to make him crack in a game he shouldn't have even been playing in.
If I was as smart as Adam Silver then I never would have been clamoring for him to sit out Game 4. Why make him ride the bench in street clothes when it was so much more entertaining - and just as beneficial to his opposition - to watch him completely embarrass himself to the tune of 1 made field goal and 6 turnovers. This was like the epitome of 'much ado about nothing', because the Warriors - shockingly - would have been better off with their jack-of-all-trades agitator off the floor. I guess we should have seen his continued incompetence coming considering he was one game removed from being so flustered by a defensive player that he decided to try to take away his long term ability to father children, but I don't think anybody thought it would be this bad. Not to the point where one of the top 20 players in the league would look like he didn't belong on the floor. I don't think anyone could have imagined that Draymond Green - of all people - would actually suck himself speechless. I suppose that's just the evil genius of the NBA. Justice was served, and they didn't even have to jeopardize the entertainment value of the game by benching their talent. Fucking Adam Silver man, I don't think I would even be surprised if I found out his shit didn't actually stink. Managed to silence his critics, and clearly taught Draymond Green a lesson with his inaction...