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James Harden responds to Draymond Green labeling his style "unnatural"

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Draymond Green and his kicking antics have resurfaced again and it's something the player is becoming increasingly frustrated by.

The Golden State Warriors power forward was assessed with a flagrant foul after kicking Houston Rockets guard James Harden in the head.

This follows on from being punished in the playoffs last year for kicking Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams and taking a swipe at LeBron James in the finals which eventually resulted in a one-game suspension.

Once again, his actions impacted on his team as it contributed to a 132-127 double-overtime home loss with Harden awarded two free throws late in the game.

Green claims that he's being unfairly targeted by the NBA and that his kicks are a natural act. However, he also called out Harden by saying the way he draws fouls should also be viewed as unnatural and should be punished in the same way he is.

The Rockets superstar, as expected, disagreed with Draymond's comments and clarified his style of getting to the rim.

"I wouldn't call it unnatural," Harden said, per Sports Illustrated. "For me, I just go to the basket and go up with two hands like you're taught. If you grab my arm it's a foul. That's pretty natural in the sport of basketball, in any league. I don't know about whatever else [Green] has got going on."

The All-Star also went on to say that his moves are so natural that they are now being imitated by others in the league.

"Some people are copying mine as well," he said. "I'm not going to say any names, but you've got a lot of people doing my moves, going to the basket, looking for contact, all that stuff. That's what you call being a trend-setter, that's what you call being somebody people look up to. It's a great feeling for me."

Topics:
Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Stephen Curry
Houston Rockets
Southwest Division
James Harden

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