With the Warriors leading the series 3-1, that means Green could miss the championship-clinching victory.
When the suspension was announced, the reported repercussions of attending the game included a fine equivalent to one game's check. For Green that would be $140,000. Michele Steele of ESPN reported that if Green were to attend the game anyway, the NBA could further punish him at commissioner Adam Silver's discretion.
According to some reports, however, Green would be allowed to enter the arena after the game for a potential celebration. Marc Stein of ESPN noted that Green must be out of the building two hours before tip-off.
So, what could Green do to fill the hours from before tip-off to the final buzzer, when the Warriors could win their second straight championship? According to Marc J. Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated, Green may have a creative solution: watch next door.
According to Spears, Green is "expected" to watch the game from a suite at the Oakland A's stadium, The Coliseum, which is next door to the Warriors' Oracle Arena. Then, if the Warriors are wrapping up a championship, Green could make his way over to Oracle.
Green wouldn't be alone in the stadium. The A's have a Monday-night game against the Rangers that will start about an hour after the NBA Finals game tips off at 9 p.m. ET.
For Green, attending the game and accepting the fine would come with two risks. The Warriors might not win the game, thus sending the series back to Cleveland for Game 6, and Green would be fined to watch his team lose. And with Silver able to further punish Green, he could risk being suspended for Game 6.
In The Coliseum, Green may have found a safe, nearby outlet to watch the game then get back to his team to celebrate. If the Cavs win, he avoids further punishment and can join his team in Cleveland for Game 6.
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