The Golden State Warriors will attempt to clinch their second consecutive NBA title tonight, and suspended All-Star forward Draymond Green will be chillin’ at a baseball game next door at Oracle Arena.
The Dubs’ gym is smack dab in the middle of a giant parking lot in Oakland, and the A’s stadium is connected to it.
Green turned down an offer to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Texans-A’s tilt.
Suspended Warrior Draymond Green is expected to watch Game 5 of the Finals from a suite in the Coliseum at the next door A's game, source.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) June 13, 2016
ESPN sources say Draymond Green must be out of the arena 2 hours prior to tipoff tonight but WOULD be free to join any postgame celebrations
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 13, 2016
Draymond Green — Declines Invite to Throw 1st Pitch at A's Game https://t.co/95YhjdE8SL
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) June 13, 2016
Per the AP:
The Warriors, however, say Green’s plans had already changed several times Monday morning.
The defending champions lead LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 3-1 and are trying to close out a second straight championship at home.
Green may enter Oracle Arena after the game to either celebrate with teammates or prepare for a trip to Ohio for Game 6. Hallways connect the side-by-side venues, allowing Green to stay close by.