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Retired NBA player-turned-TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal came to the defense of Golden State Warriors veteran Draymond Green after he stepped on the chest of Sacramento Kings big man Domantas Sabonis in Game 2 of their playoff matchup on Monday night.

“I’d do the same thing. I really would. Don’t be grabbing me,” O’Neal said. “What am I gonna do? Like, if I stay there and just try to run forward, I’ll fall. You gotta get him up off you. And if you get him up off you and you in the way, you might get stomped on. Was it a dirty play? Of course it was a dirty play. … If you don’t grab me, this won’t happen.”