Should Anthony Davis be suspended for striking Jae Crowder in the face?
It wasn't seen by many during Game 5 of the NBA Finals, but it could play a big role in Game 6.
The Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis appeared to be slapping Miami Heat Jae Crowder in the face as the two bounced back on Friday in the third quarter.
The strike has drawn comparisons with Draymond Green's infamous groin punch in the 2016 NBA final, as well as J.R. Smith versus Crowder in the 2015 playoffs. Green received a suspension for his stroke, while Smith missed two games.
Obviously, there isn't a perfect comparison for Davis beating Crowder when it comes to the player's actual plot, intent, and track record, nor is there any way to know for sure what was going on in Davis' mind when he swung his arm out Crowder's direction. Davis' head appears to be spinning toward Crowder ahead of the strike, which could be significant.
Davis already had questions about Game 6 after suffering a heel injury in Game 5, but he later said he was ready to go on Sunday.
Davis is currently experiencing a monstrous run in his first playoffs with the Lakers averaging 28.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while shooting 57.9 percent off the field.
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