3. Thompson dismissed LeBron’s claims, saying “It’s a man’s league.”
“If it’s a man’s game, shut up about the [illegal screen],” Jefferson told The Vertical. “Or don’t say anything about LeBron. Klay, he’s like my little brother. But we can’t contradict ourselves.”
This is a false equivalency. Thompson was complaining about a play that physically hurt him and sent him to the locker room. LeBron was complaining about words he disliked.
That doesn’t make what Green said to LeBron OK, but there should be less acceptance for dirty plays that can cause injury than mean words that can hurt feelings.