Tensions ran high between Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green and Cleveland Cavaliers big man Tristan Thompson during (and after) the NBA Finals.
Thompson shoved the ball in the side of Green's face after the former was ejected at the end of Game 1, and Green told NBC Sports Bay Area during the Warriors' championship parade that he refused to shake Thompson's hand at the end of Golden State's four-game sweep.
"I told one of them dudes on the Cavs. After the game he tried to shake my hand," Green said at the parade in June. "I said, 'Tristan we ain't cut the same.'"
Fast forward about a month, and Thompson reportedly took exception.
That's according to The Athletic's Marcus Thompson, who elaborated on Bossip's earlier story on Tuesday and reported that Tristan Thompson "out of nowhere attacked Green" at a LeBron James-hosted party at a West Hollywood restaurant on July 18.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant were among the NBA stars that broke up the altercation, sources told Thompson. One source told The Athletic the inciting incident was "more like a shove," while another called it a "face mush."
Either way, their beef didn't last much longer, Thompson wrote:
After a conflict resolution session among NBA millionaires, temperatures settled. The party continued with Green and Thompson co-existing without issue, laughing and partying the rest of the night.
It won't feature LeBron James, but a Cavaliers-Warriors rematch looking a lot more interesting all of a sudden.