Rudy Gobert and Draymond Green have a colorful history. Earlier this season, the latter choked out the former during a game between the Golden State Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Green was ultimately suspended for five games over his transgression, but permitted to return after that.
This week, during a game between the Warriors and Phoenix Suns, Green got up to his old tricks. He committed a particularly dirty play on Jusuf Nurkic and was ejected for it. One day later, he was suspended indefinitely.
Given his history with Green, Gobert decided to weigh in on Thursday regarding his rival’s latest misstep.
“I have empathy for him,” Gobert said.
“You see somebody that’s not well inside and suffering. You take away the game and all that, and you want somebody to be well and be able to do what we do every night and compete and be happy.”
Gobert is just the latest person to weigh in on this situation.
It is so bad that even Stephen Curry, who generally tries to steer clear of these situations, got brutally honest regarding how badly Green had messed up.
It will be interesting to see how this situation develops.
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Clearly everyone is really upset with Green right now, but that has happened before.
The only thing that will separate this incident from past ones like it is how severe the repercussions will ultimately be.
Gobert is right: there is something clearly wrong with Green. Will the latter star be able to figure it out and fix it before it’s too late? Time will tell.
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