Draymond Green shakes off backlash for hitting teammate Jordan Poole: ‘Look at all the benefits’


It’s been just two weeks since Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green punched teammate Jordan Poole during practice.

Green got a lot of backlash given the nature of the punch – it came close range after the two words were exchanged.

But the 11-year-old veteran isn’t worried about the backlash – frankly because he hasn’t even read the words against him.

“I don’t really read a lot of tweets,” Green said on NBA on TNT Tuesday night, via TMZ Sports. “And, so I was just chilling at home with my kids. If you want me to be honest with you, I still don’t know how much the world can think this has blown up.”

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Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) is congratulated by forward Draymond Green after scoring against the Denver Nuggets in the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game in San Francisco , on Friday, October 14, 2022.
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Green called the incident “one of [his] worst times”, but he was advised to “look at all the good sides”.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green poses for a photo during an NBA basketball media day in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green poses for a photo during an NBA basketball media day in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.
(AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vasquez)

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He was fined for the punch and voluntarily walked away from the team for a few days – he was not suspended.

Poole recently signed a four-year extension with the team, so Green and Poole better work out their differences, if they haven’t already.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts during the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Basketball Finals against the Boston Celtics, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Boston.

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts during the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Basketball Finals against the Boston Celtics, Friday, June 10, 2022, in Boston.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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If there’s one thing that can help, it’s winning – again. Green and Poole won the NBA championship last season — Green’s fourth, Poole’s first — and they will begin their quest to repeat Tuesday night at 10 p.m. against the Los Angeles Lakers.


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