Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green was making headlines for all the wrong reasons in the Western Conference Finals after he aimed a kick at Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams.
The league deemed the kick as inadvertent and chose not to suspend him, but he is just one flagrant foul away from a suspension.
Since that incident, the microscope has been placed firmly on Green - who is an emotionally charged player - to see whether he will get himself involved in something that could cost him a game.
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This has been apparent as he has been involved in some questionable plays since with OKC's Enes Kanter and Adams again, which the NBA reviewed prior to game one of the Finals.
But in game two against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Oracle Arena last night, the All-Star was the talking point for his starring role in a dominant 110-77 win for the Dubs.
The 26-year-old posted 28 points, seven rebounds, and five assists and was a menace for the Cavs on both ends of the floor throughout the night.
He could've been mistaken for one of the Splash Brothers as he drained five three-pointers and punished the Cavaliers who were willing to leave him open to focus their defensive efforts on Klay Thompson and Steph Curry.
When asked if he would apply to become a Splash Brother, Green replied: "Stop it."
Draymond had the hot hand in the second quarter, in particular, as he went 4-of-4 from the field for 11 points. By comparison, Cleveland as a team was 3-of-9 for just 9 points.
It's rare for the Michigan State product to be the leading scorer for the Warriors, but the former second-round pick is always willing to do whatever it takes to help the team get the win and on this night he was required to score as Curry landed himself in foul trouble.
For the second consecutive game, by their own high standards, the Golden State backcourt was not at their very best and they still won by 33.
Just like they showed in the final three games against the Thunder, when the team was down 3-1 and on the brink of elimination, it appears Curry and Thompson will only look to take over when necessary.
While the whole team is rolling at the moment, they seem content to share the load as they acknowledge how important it is for the supporting cast to play their part.
The same can't be said for the Cavaliers, however, who are struggling to get the best out of their star players and in turn are not getting much out of their role players.
Just like Shaun Livingston in game one, this night belonged to Draymond Green and the Larry O'Brien trophy doesn't look like it'll be leaving the Bay Area.