It’s do or die for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 13 and LeBron James is READY — especially after learning of Draymond Green’s suspension. The Warriors will now be down a player, and HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on how LeBron feels going into the game!
Losing Draymond Green to a suspension is a major blow for the Golden State Warriors as they fight to become the 2016 NBA Champions, but for LeBron James, 31, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, it’s a chance for total capitalization. As the Cavs fight to stay in it, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that LJ is more confident than ever!
“LeBron thinks Draymond’s suspension was just and would argue that he needs to be suspended for the duration of the series,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “That said, he wants his team to capitalize on the Warriors loss and pound them in Oakland in Game 5. LeBron and the Cavs feel that the momentum is completely on their side now because the Warriors are going to be mentally unfocused with Draymond’s absence. The next game is it for the Cavs and they are going to play hard and leave their hearts on the court. The Cavs are juiced and ready to go!”
Draymond was suspended after a scuffle with LeBron himself during Game 4 on June 11: During the fourth quarter, the guys got caught up with one another on the court, and Draymond punched his opponent right in the groin!
Officials said that it was a “retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin,” and the physical play was assessed as a flagrant 1 foul. Because it was his fourth flagrant of the playoffs, it called for an automatic suspension.
The Warriors went on to win the game 108-97, bringing them to a lead in the series 3-1, with hopes of taking the title in front of their home crowd on the 13th.
Draymond will not even be allowed in the building when his team plays tonight — he’ll be fined $2,000 if he’s caught inside — and will instead have to watch from next door. However, should the Warriors win, he’ll be welcome back for the celebration.
Do you think the Cavs will have a better chance to win the NBA finals now, HollywoodLifers? Or will the Warriors still dominate?