What Did Draymond Green Do To Jordan Poole? The NBA Stars’ Altercation Explained

Draymond Green is known for being one of the most aggressive defenders in the entire league. Over the years, he has also been known for having a temper that more often than not, gets him into a lot of trouble. This was especially true during the 2016 NBA Finals, however, his mentality has allowed him to win four NBA titles.

In October 2022, he was caught up in an altercation that allegedly had him punch Jordan Poole. Draymond Green could find himself with a hefty punishment.

Draymond Green Punches Jordan Poole At Practice

The dramatic blowout that went down between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole earlier this week has sparked not only hundreds of memes all across the internet but also a conversation about what the former will receive as a punishment for punching his teammate over an alleged contract extension.

With that being said, Green could very well end up with a suspension soon. This is a suspension that would actually come from his own team. According to Shams Charania, Green punched Jordan Poole during an altercation in practice, and the Warriors are going to be dishing out some punishment.

There have been reports that Poole was acting like a hothead in practice and was even showing off a new attitude given how well he played in the NBA Finals. Green took issue with the mentality and it ultimately led to the fight. With that being said, players on the team felt like Green’s actions were out of line, and he has since apologized to the team.

Draymond Green To Step Away From Warriors After Jordan Poole Punch

On Saturday (October 8), Warriors fans got some answers from the source itself as Green shared an apology along with a not-totally-unexpected announcement during a press conference. “I was wrong for my actions that took place on Wednesday,” the NBA player began.

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Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media after defeating the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 05, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

“There’s a huge embarrassment that comes from [the video], not only for myself, but the embarrassment that Jordan has to deal with, and also Jordan’s family,” he added, making note of the fact that he’s since apologized to Poole and those closest to him.

The 32-year-old Michigan native went on to share that he’ll be taking an indefinite leave of absence to focus on himself while the team takes time to “heal” ahead of their regular season starting game on October 18 against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Green mentioned the fact that TMZ played a key role in publicizing a video of the incident after it surfaced online, saying, “it was bullshit that it leaked,” although he did admit the footage “looks even worse than [he] thought it was.”

The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of an investigation that will hopefully lead them to the source of the leak.

Check out Draymond Green’s full apology below,