There have been many fights in the NBA over the years. But one that has rocked the NBA world is the altercation between Golden State Warriors players Draymond Green and Jordan Poole. A couple of days ago, news broke out that DG threw a punch at the young player during the Warriors’ practice.
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The news caught fans by surprise as GSW were mostly away from all the drama in recent years. However, that hasn’t been the case this time around. Today, video of Green’s hook was revealed to the world, courtesy of TMZSports. Since being posted online, the clip has gone viral as fans try to figure out why Green punched his own teammate.
In the video, we can see Draymond slowly walking towards Jordan during what looks to be a conversation between the two. Right after that, Poole decides to push Green away before the latter goes ahead with a huge punch.
Draymond Green was apologetic in aftermath of the altercation with Jordan Poole, but there was a buildup stemming from teammates noticing a change in Poole’s behavior throughout camp with the guard on the verge of securing a lucrative extension, league sources tell @YahooSports.
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Amid the altercation between the pair, fans online have been at it, trying to figure out why Draymond assaulted Poole. There is a common opinion among majority that the 23-year-old’s behavior changed. The reason for this may be in relation to his contract situation with the Warriors.
Did Jordan Poole say something that aggravated Draymond Green?
Many claim that Poole may have let the money get to him and become too arrogant. However, despite all that, the NBA world still condemn Green’s actions. It seems like the 4x NBA champion has even revealed in the past that Poole had impressed him with his trash talking abilities.
Draymond said this about Poole a few months ago pic.twitter.com/y4AOlpHtnQ
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He said, “Jordan came into camp talking sh*t to everybody and I remember one day. Him and Glen Robinson, they got into it. All these guys are coming at me like ‘tell him to shut up these young a** always got something to say.’ I’m like ‘I’m not gonna tell him to shut up, if you can’t handle him talking sh*t that’s on you.’ At that moment though the way he was getting under other guys’ skin, I appreciated that.”
It is highly possible that Poole might have said something that got under DG’s skin and led to the incident. Although it is unknown what exactly happened during the conversation, fans online have been speculating.
REPORT: Draymond Green got mad at Jordan Poole in practice because Poole called him a “Triple Single” after scoring on him 😳🍿 pic.twitter.com/yEZCRPLZ0l
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A troll account on Twitter mentioned, “Draymond Green got mad at Jordan Poole in practice because Poole called him a “Triple Single” after scoring on him.” For context, Green was not able to put up the numbers for the Warriors this season as they fought hard to win the title.
Many have called him out for making single digits in points, rebounds and assists during the playoffs. If Poole said this in reality, it would have provoked DG.
DRAYMOND JUST MAD THOSE BADDIES WERE COURTSIDE TO WATCH JORDAN POOLE AND NOT HIM 😭 pic.twitter.com/JeGlSV8rum
— O🅿️timistic Warriors Fan 🏆 (@GoIdenState) October 6, 2022
Another troll account on Twitter has hilariously claimed that Green punched Jordan because he wasn’t happy that the girls sitting courtside only came to see him. A while ago, fans came up with theories that Poole wanted to impress those girls, which is why he made two 3-pointers in a matter of seconds in stunning fashion.