Jordan Poole and Draymond Green were two essential pieces of the Golden State Warriors’ championship run in 2021-22.
Unfortunately, a physical altercation between them late last week threatens to derail their future together.
Although all parties involved have since tried to give the impression that they were moving past the incident, it appears as though that may in fact not be the case.
“I’ve had sources tell me that behind the scenes, Jordan Poole has not forgiven Draymond,” NBA insider Cyrus Saatsaz reported this week.
“They haven’t spoken, and he’s not happy. I don’t know how you could be. It’s a horrible look. The image of it is awful. It’s borderline emasculating…I rarely say ‘I don’t know’ when it comes to the Warriors; I don’t know what’s going to happen here.”
Repeating in the NBA is tough. It’s hard even when there is no internal strife within the organization.
What Green did has just made the Warriors’ efforts to win a second consecutive championship about ten times harder.
It is certainly possible that Golden State will find a way to move past this. The franchise’s culture is particularly strong. Stronger than most others in the NBA.
Travis Kelce is gonna drop 5 TDs on the Cowboys in the Super Bowl now. https://t.co/J9ANGzT9zI
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 11, 2022
But even they have limits.
Will the Warriors be able to overcome this early drama and ultimately win a title in 2022-23?
Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.