Draymond Green Responds To $50K Tampering Fine
Draymond Green responded to the $50,000 tampering fine he received from the NBA with a scoff. The Golden State Warriors center literally posted emojis of himself laughing at the league’s punishment in a Twitter message posted on Sunday.
Earlier in the week, Green appeared on an NBA on TNT telecast when the subject of the Phoenix Suns came up. Specifically, the topic of Devin Booker and his future with the franchise arose.
Green did not bite his tongue on the matter.
“It’s not good for him,” he said.
“It’s not good for his career… They got to get Book out of Phoenix. I need my man to go somewhere where he can play great basketball all the time and win, because he’s that type of player.”
In response to that take, TNT broadcaster Ernie Johnson questioned whether Green was tampering with his comment – essentially suggesting that Green was trying to lure Booker to Golden State.
“Maybe,” Green replied, before starting to laugh.
While Green thought it was a laughing matter, the league did not. They fined him $50,000 this weekend, in hopes of sending a message.
After news of the fine emerged, Green responded in kind.
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) August 9, 2020
Draymond Green Has Odd Timing
While Booker and the Phoenix have not enjoyed much success over the last few years, the timing of Green’s comments is odd. The Suns are currently playing the best basketball of anyone in the NBA bubble, and the Warriors did not even qualify to enter the bubble.
As things currently stand, Phoenix has gone 5-0 in their last five outings and is the lone undefeated team in the NBA bubble.
Booker, meanwhile, is signed to a five-year $158 million deal that will keep him with the Suns until 2024.
Green may want Booker to end up with the Warriors, but the odds of that happening are slim to none.