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Video of Warriors’ Draymond Green slamming Jordan Poole circulates after apology


Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green apologized for punching teammate Jordan Poole in practice Wednesday, team general manager Bob Myers said.

While Golden State should pass discipline to Greenhe is not expected to miss games because of the punch.

Draymond Green, #23, and Jordan Poole, #3 of the Golden State Warriors chat during Game 4 of Round 1 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 24, 2022 at the Ball Arena in Denver.
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“These things happen. Nobody likes it, we don’t condone it, but it does happen,” Myers said, according to ESPN. “Draymond apologized to the team. Jordan was there in the room. … As for any suspensions, punishments, well, we’ll handle that internally.”

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The altercation reportedly started with the two players talking trash before Green got in Poole’s face, which resulted in Green punching Poole.

Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors drives against the Washington Wizards addresses the crowd during the NBA Japan Games 2022 at Saitama Super Arena on October 2, 2022 in Saitama, Japan.

Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors drives against the Washington Wizards addresses the crowd during the NBA Japan Games 2022 at Saitama Super Arena on October 2, 2022 in Saitama, Japan.
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“He’ll tell you he’s crossed that line, but he always comes back,” Myers said. “Nobody says they don’t want him… but [Wednesday] was not a good time. …I don’t think he likes to put himself in those places. He is one, but I think he will find a way to earn the respect of his teammates and find Jordan.”

Video of the altercation, obtained by TMZ Sportsshows Green throwing the punch.

There were reports that Poole’s attitude during training camp led to the altercation, a report which head coach Steve Kerr dismissed.

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“There was a report that Jordan had an attitude in camp, and that couldn’t be further from the truth,” Kerr said. “He’s been fantastic.”

Golden State Warriors #23 Draymond Green enters the court before Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors - NBA Japan Games at Saitama Super Arena on October 2, 2022 in Saitama, Japan.

Golden State Warriors #23 Draymond Green enters the court before Washington Wizards vs. Golden State Warriors – NBA Japan Games at Saitama Super Arena on October 2, 2022 in Saitama, Japan.
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Green is the undisputed leader of the Warriors, winning four championships during his 10 seasons at Golden State, including the 2022 NBA Championship.

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Poole had a career year in the 2021-22 season, averaging a career-high 18.5 points per game on 44.8% shooting from the three-point line.

Golden State opens the 2022-23 season on October 18 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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