Draymond Green immediately took exception with the way Kevin Durant addressed him when he brought the ball up the court himself instead of passing to Durant.
According to multiple sources, Green made it clear that he's been making plays like that for years and then reminded Durant that the Golden State Warriors were winning before he signed there in 2016.
Green then accused Durant of making the whole season about him even though he might leave in free agency in 2019. Green aired his frustrations with how Durant has kept his free agency story alive throughout the season.
Green also called Durant a "bitch" multiple times, which is what prompted management to take action.
Bob Myers and Steve Kerr met with Green on Tuesday morning to inform him of the suspension. Green was surprised by the decision. When Green went after Kerr at halftime of a game in 15-16 in Oklahoma City, he was fined a few thousand dollars. Green didn't think the Durant incident was as bad as the one with Kerr.
Green has more of an issue with the message it sends than the money.
According to several in the locker room, Durant could have ended the situation by saying how much he loves playing with the Warriors and his teammates. Durant's teammates are all prepared for him to leave and they're not on board for another tour of begging him to stay.
“With what was said, there is already no way Durant is coming back,” one player said. “The only hope is that they can say this summer, ‘See, KD. We’ve got your back. We protected you from Draymond.’ ”