*After weeks of rumors surrounding an alleged fight that took place between two NBA stars at an ESPYs afterparty, multiple outlets reported late Tuesday that the two players were Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson.
According to The Athletic, Green and Thompson attended the party hosted by LeBron James – with no cameras or phones allowed inside – and picked up their beef from Game 4 of the NBA Finals when Green offered to meet Thompson “in the streets.”
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When Draymond saw Tristan again at James’ afterparty, he reportedly tried to squash their beef once and for all.
Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead tweeted: “Draymond went up to apologize to Tristan for what happened after G4 of the finals. TT said ‘nah man’ and Draymond tried again, ‘come on, I didn’t mean it’ and then WHAP, Tristan leveled him with a punch. Draymond didn’t go down. Draymond Green was not the aggressor, he was trying to make peace. Tristan felt embarrassed by the end of the Finals diss moment and just unloaded. Couple players i spoke here in LA/on social media went with, “about time””
Draymond Green was not the aggressor, he was trying to make peace. Tristan felt embarrassed by the end of the Finals diss moment and just unloaded. Couple players i spoke here in LA/on social media went with, “about time”
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) July 31, 2018
The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson II also reported what he had heard about a “scuffle” between Green and Thompson at James’ ESPYs afterparty:
“Both Green and Thompson were guests of LeBron for this ultra-exclusive affair—which prohibited phones and cameras. None of the attendees expected the on-the-court drama to flare back up in this setting.
Which is why everyone was stunned when Thompson, according to sources, out of nowhere attacked Green.
No argument. No squaring up. No taking it outside.
‘It was a sucker punch,’ said one source who attended the party. ‘But, to be honest, it wasn’t really a punch. It was more like a shove.’
It was a face mush, another source described it. Other reports have described it as a legit punch, maybe even a quick one-two.”
According to reports, James and Warriors forward Kevin Durant reportedly stepped in and broke up the fight.
The Athletic also reported that “all involved ended up having a good time.”