Draymond Green upset with pundits over Anthony Davis head injury

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No matter how minor a head injury is, it should always be taken seriously.

And that includes the injury to Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis. The Warriors' Game 5 win in the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday at Chase Center.

Davis left the game, reportedly in a wheelchair, midway through the fourth quarter After Warriors Center, Kevon Looney got a hand on the big 's face. Davis was not placed in concussion protocol and officially listed potential at the Crypto.com Arena on Friday for Game 6.

On the latest episode of “The Drummond Green Show” podcast, the Warriors forward discussed Davis' head injury and expressed his dismay at how some in the media seem to be making light of the situation.

“Just don't play with those head injuries, man. They're serious,” Green said. “I've seen a lot of people laughing and talking … like it's a hit on the head and one little hit on the head can everything in your life, so I don't really understand the joke. I understand that Every time you step on the basketball court, the football field, the ice, (on the diamond), you're putting your life at risk, because one injury can change everything.

“I don't quite understand the laugh and why it's so funny that a man gets hit in the head. A little hit on the wrong side of your head can change your life. But I really don't understand “

Shortly after the Warriors' win over the Lakers on Wednesday night, a clip of Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley laughing while TNT's “Inside the NBA” panel discussed Davis' injury went viral, prompting an online backlash. inspired.

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On Thursday morning, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith found himself in hot water after taking Davis' injury lightly on “First Take”.

Smith later apologized for his remarks on Twitter.

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Fortunately for Davis and the Lakers, it appears that he has avoided a concussion. However, according to Green, the severity of his injury and every head injury should never be underestimated.

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