The Phoenix Suns defeated the Golden State Warriors 134-105 on Tuesday night, but the win didn’t come without controversy.
While the most notable blow-up of the night involved Klay Thompson getting the boot after jawing with Devin Booker, another matter also went viral on social media.
The situation in question involved Draymond Green of the Warriors, as well as Jock Landale and Cam Johnson of the Suns.
First, the video:
Shoves Landale into Cam. There is no dirtier player in the league than Draymond. Period. pic.twitter.com/sIDjjJYdd0
— Trevor (@TrevOreTrevOre) October 26, 2022
Because of the notoriety of the personalities involved, the reactions to what transpired came pouring in.
The takes were wildly polarized:
Has to be a suspension
— AJ Johnson (@AJJohns00946697) October 26, 2022
Never watched Greyson Allen? Don’t remember him breaking Caruso wrist
— kodak (@KOmuhfuknDAK) October 26, 2022
Dudes been doing this his entire career smh
— wendell (@WendellMcClurg) October 26, 2022
Bumped into his own player.. nothing to@do with the other team
— Josie Lesatele (@kweenz1) October 26, 2022
You sure? pic.twitter.com/1D04tZWrnm
— BenTheRønin (@DariusBenjamin9) October 26, 2022
Lose respect for Draymond every day
— Freakin’ Judas (@THEBASTARDJUDAS) October 26, 2022
Damn do he even play basketball anymore? https://t.co/CLBjoRM6ud
— Kelly Robinson (@DotMyNameOnYou) October 26, 2022
Y’all just hate on everything draymond do just to hate draymond https://t.co/tT7O8cg07y
— Straw Hat Bady (@DaBadyBurner) October 26, 2022
This isn’t the first time in recent weeks the Warriors found themselves in the headlines for something divisive.
Between Klay Thompson’s brutally honest take on Kevin Durant leaving Golden State, Andre Iguodala’s reaction to Green and LeBron James chatting and the Malika Andrews brouhaha – it has been one thing after another.
The video speaks for itself. https://t.co/US6uwbeGiN
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 25, 2022
In a lot of ways, this most recent controversy is just par for the course.
What will the Warriors ultimately go viral for next?
Time will tell.