Draymond Green went Chris Webber at the end of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.
The Warriors had the ball with 9.6 seconds left down 111-110. They ran a play for Steph Curry, who missed a 3-point attempt. The ball was bouncing around and Draymond Green dived on it around midcourt. He tried to call a timeout as the clock was running out, but there was a problem: the Warriors didn’t have any timeouts left.
Chaos after the Curry game-winning attempt and Draymond tries to call a timeout with none left…. pic.twitter.com/cRQIjZb53w
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 14, 2019
Golden State was assessed a technical foul over the error. That gave Toronto a technical free throw and possession.
Kawhi Leonard made his free throw. On their possession, there was a foul that put him back on the line. He made both his free throws to give the Raptors a 114-110 win for the championship.
Green was immediately hit with the Chris Webber comparisons because Webber infamously did the same thing to cost Michigan against North Carolina.
Chris Webber seeing the Finals end like that pic.twitter.com/q8bHSb5zKU
— Clemin Durant (@TheClemReport) June 14, 2019
— nick (@nick_pants) June 14, 2019
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) June 14, 2019
Draymond Green looking like pic.twitter.com/bVAJCJKZJi
— Frenzyyy (@Shockingly) June 14, 2019
The difference between Webber and Green is that the Warriors really had no shot even if Green hadn’t tried to call the timeout. Time was running out, he was in a bad spot, and they really had no other options. Even Andre Iguodala and Quinn Cook also were motioning for a timeout.
Maybe that was justice for the officials missing Draymond’s goaltend earlier in the fourth quarter.