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Draymond Green Believes D'Angelo Russell is a Coward After Watching Lakers-Bucks Scuffle

By John Davidson
on Mar 20, 2017 09:32 AM EDT
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D'Angelo Russell and Greg Monroe
D'Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers shoves Greg Monroe of the Milwaukee Bucks during a game. (Photo : G4NBAVideosHD/YouTube)

D'Angelo Russell was recently involved in a scuffle with Greg Monroe during the Milwaukee Bucks' win over the Los Angeles Lakers last Friday. Draymond Green, who was watching the game, did not like what he saw from Russell and he believes that the Lakers guard is a coward.

According to Baxter Holmes of ESPN, the NBA has fined Russell $15,000 and teammate Nick Young $25,000 for their altercation with Monroe, who was also slapped with a $35,000 fine. The scuffle started when "Swaggy P" pushed rookie guard Malcolm Brogdon after a hard foul.

Monroe came to his teammate's aid and pushed of Young out of the picture. D'Angelo Russell entered the fight and shoved the Bucks center. The three players were ejected in the game and some words were said after the game from both teams.

However, one player that was not involved in the scuffle did not like what he saw from D'Angelo Russell. Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors told Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle that he did not like the way Russell blindsided Monroe with a push before hightailing when the fight broke out.

"There was one particular player that pissed me off bad. To me, it looked like he didn't want no parts of it and it completely pissed me off," Green said.

Lakers head coach Luke Walton did not want to comment about Green's take on D'Angelo Russell but he would like to talk with the All-Star when he sees him. The Lakers are set to visit Golden State on Wednesday, April 12 in what would be their final meeting of the season.

Nevertheless, the scuffle, comments and fine had a rather good effect on D'Angelo Russell. He exploded for a career-high 40 points on Sunday against the defending champions Cleveland Cavaliers. However, it was not enough as the Cavs beat the Lakers, 125-120 behind Kyrie Irving's 46 points, per NBA.com.

 

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