Stemming From Their Scuffle During The NBA Finals, Tristan Thompson Reportedly Punched An Apologetic Draymond Green At An ESPY's Afterparty
I would typically consider it childish and immature for one grown man to ignore his celebratory surroundings and chose to punch another grown man in the face while he was in the process of swallowing his pride and trying to make peace for something that happened during a game that took place months ago. Unfortunately, there is nothing typical about earned this assault was.
Warriors' fans might disagree from atop their bandwagon, but - no matter how much you appreciate all that he brings to the game of basketball - I legitimately don't think there's any way to view Draymond Green getting punched in the face as anything other than a long time coming. It doesn't matter if it happened at the club, in a tub, on the court, or in a fort, because not even Dr. Seuss could've conjured up more obvious rhymes and reasons than Tristan Thompson had for trying to hand out the longest of overdue ass whoopings.
The NBA's preeminent antagonist has built up bad will amongst the best players in basketball at such an alarming rate that he's probably still a couple dozen cold clocks short of receiving his relative retribution. I can't even say it's been one kick, crotch shot, or disrespectful taunt at a time, because that would discount the likelihood of the professional pest delivering two shots below the belt simultaneously.
Of course, being an annoying asshole is basically in Draymond's job description and he's damn good at that job, but every occupation has its hazards. When that occupation has you going out of your way to show up another man and call out the entire fiber of his competitive being by way of a public outlet on multiple occasions, not even apologizing for it off the clock can (nor should, for that matter) save you from getting punched in the the face by the pride of a human hazard.
You'd think someone who can't stop claiming he's really with the shits would realize they don't get wiped clean once you leave the safety of an NBA court...