Updated as of 10/7/2022 at 10:45 a.m. ET: On Friday, TMZ released video footage of the altercation between the two teammates.
As you can see, Green got in the face of Poole, which led to him pushing the NBA forward. Green then knocked the shit out of Poole which led to a scuffle between the two.
The only question is, who let this video get out and why was it released? I imagine the last thing the Warriors wanted was for this video to be seen by the public. But now that it has, what will they do about it and will this affect the punishment they hand down to Green?
See the original story below:
It looks like there is trouble in paradise for the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors. On Wednesday, Draymond Green and Jordan Poole engaged in a fight at practice that ended with Green striking Poole, according to The Athletic.
Before the fight, the two players went “chest-to-chest” while they pushed and shoved each other before Green hit Poole. After the altercation, practice immediately ended and the Warriors’ brass is considering some kind of punishment for Green for escalating the physical confrontation.
According to Yahoo Sports, there has been “tension” between the two players because they are both up for contract extensions this upcoming season. It looks like Poole, who blossomed as a young star in the league last year, is most certainly going to get the bag from the Warriors, while Green will most likely have to bet on himself and play this season with no extension.
Reportedly, teammates noticed that Poole was acting a little different in training camp thanks to the upcoming bag he is about to get from the Warriors.
Green is known for going back and forth with any and everybody including teammates and opponents. In 2018, he got into an infamous argument with then-teammate Kevin Durant in the middle of a regular season game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Unsurprisingly, NBA Twitter also got ahold of the news of the altercation between Green and Poole and social media had a field day speculating what caused the scuffle between the two players.
NBA veteran and Warriors teammate Andre Iguodala tried to put an end to the “reports” and speculation by tweeting, “What we not gone do is talk crazy about my young fella JP… great character kid… miss me with all that other bs… straight from the ‘SOURCE.’”
Stephen Curry also addressed the altercation in a press conference saying, “JP’s been great. There’s nothing that warranted the situation yesterday. I want to make that clear. It’s also something we feel like won’t derail our season and that’s with Draymond a part of that.”
With the NBA regular season just weeks away, we’ll see if this altercation has any effect on the Warriors this season, who are seeking their fifth championship since 2015.