That’s his defense.
When claiming you were exaggerating contact to influence the referees is your best line of defense, you might be in the wrong.
Russell Westbrook certainly thinks Green is:
Honestly, I think it’s intentional. That’s two times in the last two games. I don’t think you can’t keep kicking somebody in their private areas. But he’d probably say he didn’t do it on purpose, but I think, from where I look at it, it looks intentional to me.
Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times:
The good ole “he started it” argument. Gotta respect Green for fully embracing his role as villain in Oklahoma City. I can’t wait to see what he says about Kevin Durant next.