Draymond Green, 32 and Jordan Poole, a 23-year-old shooting guard were recently seen in an altercation in a viral video.
This video was leaked by TMZ on Friday morning, about two days after their fight during a practice session.
What happened between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole?
The video which was without any audio starts with Draymond Green and Poole talking to each other from a distance. However, Draymond Green suddenly starts walking towards him while talking aggressively and bumps him chest to chest.
Poole then pushed Draymond Green away with both hands which resulted in Green finally punching Poole. The fellow players had to interject between the two as the fight became more heated.
Bob Myers’ interview
The general manager of Golden State, Bob Myers, confirmed the incident transpired between the two instead of sweeping it under the rug. Besides, he also acknowledged the altercation during the news conference that happened on Thursday, thereby demanding that they will solve the matter internally.
He said, “Look, it’s the N.B.A. It’s professional sports. These things happen. Nobody likes it. We don’t condone it. But it happened”.
Apart from that, he also informed that Draymond had apologized for his behavior in a team meeting and was not present during the practice on Thursday.
Stephen Jackson’s comment
In an Instagram post on Thursday night, Former Warriors star adviced Green to make amends with Poole and move on.
He said, “I told him, he got to go to Poole and fix that, if he wanted to fix it. Jordan Poole don’t benefit from this at all. And there’s no reason to sucker punch a young fella”.
Jackson also said that the person who leaked the video should be punished for his actions.
Draymond Green’ ‘agressive’ record
This is not the first time that Green has lost his cool. He has repeatedly been seen screaming at referees and spouting abuses toward his fans. For example, in a recent incident in June during which the N.B.A. finals happened, he scuffled with Boston Celtics.
Also, in 2016 he was given too many direct fouls, one of which was a result of him kicking the famous player LeBron James in the crotch. As a result, the authorities decided to suspend him for game five in the N.B.A. finals.
In a yet another incident in 2018, Greene was suspended for one game for verbally fighting with Kevin Durant.
Meanwhile, in a podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, former NBA players, in 2020, he disclosed his relationship with Steve Kerr.
Draymond Green said, “I was at a point where I’m like, ‘If he says one more thing to me I’m about to f—ing lose it on him'”. “He didn’t say nothing. I was dying for him to say to say something so I could f—ing go crazy. He wrote me a four-page letter. To this day, I can’t tell you what the letter says”, he further added.
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