In an interview, with Logan Murdock of The Ringer, Jordan Poole a former player for the Golden State Warriors shared his thoughts on his basketball legacy. This sparked a lot of reactions from NBA fans and basketball enthusiasts. Following the exit from the Warriors Poole faced criticism online. However, he remains content with his accomplishments while playing for the team.
“Playing the game I love at the highest level, my family is taken care of, my basketball legacy is taken care of with the ring,” Poole said. “This is probably the first time in my life I’ll play basketball with no pressure. So that’s kind of how you look at it. But it’s a really good opportunity. It’s a cool opportunity, dope opportunity.”
During the Warrior’s impressive run in the 2022 Finals, Poole made major contributions to their success. He averaged 17.0 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game – a testament to his skill and dedication on the court. As a result of their championship win, Poole was rewarded with a four-year contract extension of $140 million by the team. However, some NBA fans have expressed opinions about his comments regarding his legacy.
Might as well just retire rn if you’re okay with your current achievements being your legacy as a player
— japta (@DubsBetterrrr) October 22, 2023
On Social Media platform X, people reacted to Poole’s comments, one fan called him “Delusional.” Another fan added “Might as well just retire rn if you’re okay with your current achievements being your legacy as a player”
What really happened during the Jordan Poole and Draymond Green altercation?
Pablo Torre, a journalist recently discussed this incident on his podcast. He provided some insights. According to Torre, Poole made an offensive comment to Green comparing him to an “expensive backpack for 30” and suggesting that he relies heavily on Stephen Curry’s contributions.
While such a statement can be seen as bold, it raises questions about Green’s role and impact on the Warriors’ success. In the past, there were debates among fans and analysts about Green’s performance on the court. However, hearing such comments from a teammate like Poole might have been difficult for Green to accept.
What did Jordan Poole REALLY tell Draymond Green, before the punch seen ’round the world?
“You’re an expensive backpack for 30,” aka Steph Curry, according to @PabloFindsOut sources.
— Pablo Torre Finds Out (@pablofindsout) September 29, 2023
Interestingly, during this offseason, the Warriors traded Poole to the Washington Wizards and decided to keep Green by signing him to a four-year contract for $100 million. There has been speculation about how the Poole-Green altercation might have impacted the team’s roster choices. Nevertheless, this incident serves as an example of the difficulties and intricacies involved in maintaining team chemistry in the NBA.