Lamar Jackson, Jake Paul and Trae Young lead the stunned social media reaction after clip surfaced of Warriors star Draymond Green flooring teammate Jordan Poole with brutal punch at practice
- Social media went crazy in the aftermath of a leaked video of Draymond Green throwing a punch at teammate Jordan Poole at practice earlier in the week
- The Warriors have said Green will not face suspension, rather internal discipline
- Jake Paul was impressed by Green’s vicious strike while others were far less so
- Lamar Jackson, Stephen Jackson, Darius Slay and Isaiah Thomas all had their say
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A leaked video of Draymond Green sucker-punching teammate Jordan Poole at Warriors practice earlier this week sent social media into a tailspin Friday.
TMZ acquired video footage of the incident in which Greene forcefully hit Poole with a right hand Deontay Wilder would be proud of.
The clip shows Green exchanging words with Poole along the baseline before bumping chests with the latter, who attempted to gently push the veteran forward out of the way as concerned teammates and coaches begin to take notice.
The clip shows Draymond Green exchanging words with Jordan Poole before a chest-to-chest confrontation led Poole to shove Green. Then, things got ugly as Green let a right-hand fly
It’s then that the 6-foot-6 Green lunged at 6-foot-4 Poole with a right hand to the face. Some onlookers stepped in while others, including reigning NBA Finals MVP Stephen Curry, stood by and simply watched the skirmish unfold.
Ultimately a throng of six or so bystanders were able to separate the pair. Reasons as to what was said or indeed caused the disagreement is still unknown, but as ever, social media had their theories.
Some figured Poole had insulted Green with a nickname bestowed upon him by NBA great and lovable NBA on TNT analyst, Charles Barkley.
Golden State did not practice today, but do return to the facility tomorrow, and one fan thought Green may have a tougher time than normal getting into Oracle Performance Center, sharing a hilarious clip of Jets-turned-Seahawks safety Jamal Adams getting locked out of the building.
Poole and Green are teammates and there appeared no issues during the Warriors’ title win
Prior to a clip of the punch arising, Green is said to have expressed remorse, according to Warriors general manager, Bob Myers. ‘Draymond apologized to the team,’ he said Thursday. ‘Jordan was there in the room.’
However, various athletes including Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay and two-time NBA All-Star Isaiah Thomas do not think the situation is so easily forgivable.
‘That boy would’ve had to see me until I retired out the NBA,’ Jackson wrote.
Lamar Jackson, Isaiah Thomas and Darius Slay reacted strongly to Green’s punch on Poole
Whether it is resolvable is currently unknown. Yet YouTuber-turned-boxer, Jake Paul and NBA star Trae Young had their own thoughts on the situation. ‘Gotta get Draymond Green in the boxing ring,’ Paul wrote.
Meanwhile, Young poked fun, suggesting Green acted as a means of being traded to Los Angeles. ‘Draymond is tryna [sic] get to LA. Damn!’
Although, the feedback on Twitter was not universally supportive or indeed humorous. Many users took great exception to Green’s shocking actions.
Some users suggested the four-time NBA champion should be fired on the basis that the act would not be acceptable in any other workplace environment.
Jake Paul would love to see the NBA champion in the squared circle though it remains unclear if he would prefer to fight him or simply promote his fight through his promotional company
Trae Young cheekily suggested Green may have started the fight in order to force a move to LA
Some corners of Twitter were disapproving of the NBA star’s outburst at Warriors practice
Ex-Warriors forward Stephen Jackson also made his voice known on social media, revealing he had spoken to Green on Thursday night and had advised that he must take responsibility for his actions.
‘There’s no reason to sucker-punch a young fella. I told Draymond last night, he gotta fix that situation with Poole, you know what I’m saying? ‘Cause he don’t benefit it from it at all.
‘He gotta be the big bro and go over there and tell lil bro “I sp***** out…” But you never hit the lil homies like that in practice or your teammates. You never do that.’