Draymond Green found himself in the headlines this week after serving as an aggressor in an altercation with teammate Jordan Poole.
Green’s behavior left a sour taste in people’s mouths because he is a decade older and tens of pounds heavier than his Golden State Warriors counterpart.
A big guy sucker-punching a smaller person just feeds the idea that he’s a bully. And the video didn’t help Green’s case.
This week, an interesting story re-surfaced online. One about Green allegedly being smacked up by a bigger foe much in the way he did to Poole.
In a now-deleted tweet, Brandon Jennings dropped this dime:
— Alex (@dbs408) October 7, 2022
Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time the 2018 altercation between Green and Tristan Thompson has been referenced.
“Everyone was stunned when Thompson, according to sources, out of nowhere attacked Green,” The Athletic reported at the time. “No argument. No squaring up. No taking it outside.”
Understandably, fans had some strong reactions to news that Green was smacked up in a fashion similar to what he forced Poole to endure.
— E4every1 (@crowndman1) October 8, 2022
Damn lol https://t.co/Aq3xvlCi18
— Amir (@AMA12__) October 7, 2022
He what https://t.co/Lg74YTBO5s pic.twitter.com/lMLKPRXZmA
— Jose (@joe_zee) October 7, 2022
Forgot Tristan open hand slapped this nigga https://t.co/29KoHblgX4 pic.twitter.com/RJbjds83TR
— Da Whoadie Man (@DustyWhoads) October 7, 2022
It will be fascinating to see where the Warriors go from here. Video of Green and Poole’s encounter leaking out changed everything. There is a reason TMZ paid so much money for it. It’s that big of deal.
Between the words that were exchanged between Green and Poole in the lead-up to the fight and the fact that Steve Kerr admitted team veterans had been messing with Poole this summer – clearly Golden State has a problem on its hands.
Not exactly the way you want to re-launch a championship campaign.
How the Warriors ultimately deal with this issue will say a lot about where the team stands as a title contender in 2022-23.
Related: Draymond Green And Jordan Poole’s Verbal Exchange Before Fight