Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has apologized for punching his teammate, Jordan Poole, but the backlash continues against the video that surfaced showing him attacking his teammate.
The altercation reportedly began with the two players trash-talking before Green got in Poole’s face, resulting in Green punching Poole.
Former NBA player Brandon Jennings had a viral reaction to the punch when he revealed Draymond Green never attacked Tristan Thompson when the big man slapped him in front of LeBron James and Drake.
He would soon delete that tweet.
Jennings comments seem to point to what Kendrick Perkins was alluding to earlier this year with his beef with Draymond calling him a ‘coon.’
Perkins got wind of Green’s nasty remarks and absolutely unloaded on the Golden State forward in an intense response.
“Hey, Draymond, you good?” asked Perkins before building up to his verbal smackdown. “What the f— wrong with you? Didn’t you just win your fourth championship? What the f— you worried about me for? You mad? You mad cause I’m doing it my way and it’s happened to work? I’m doing it my way. I ain’t gotta do it your way. I’m doing it MY way.
“Forget the old media, forget the new media. I’m gonna stand by the old law. And the old law says, ‘Hey, man, all that disrespect and hoe s— of calling somebody a c–n, man, you got me f—ed up. Ain’t nothing c–n about me. Ain’t no c–n, none of that, straight up.’”
“Here’s the thing. We all know, Dog. We all know. You’re all bark and no bite. We know this. The NBA brothers know this. A lot of them are talking behind your back with the whispers. They know this. They know you’re not gonna do nothing. This is proven. This is fact. Stop with all the tough talk.
“You can talk about me as an ESPN analyst, you could talk about my takes, you could talk about everything you wanna do. I don’t give a f— about that. But what you’re not gonna do, you’re not gonna disrespect me and call me a motherf—— c–n.
“And I’m gonna stand on that. You talk about standing on something. I’m standing on that. That’s what I’m not gonna be, especially by you, when we all know you’re not gonna do nothing.”
There were reports that Poole’s attitude during training camp led to the altercation with Green, but that has been shot down by head coach Steve Kerr.
“There was a report that Jordan had an attitude in camp, and that could not be further from the truth,” Kerr said. “He’s been fantastic.”
Green is the unquestioned leader of the Warriors, winning four championships in his 10 seasons in Golden State, including the 2022 NBA Championship.
Poole had a career year during the 2021-2022 season, averaging a career-high 18.5 points per game.
Golden State opens the 2022-2023 season on October 18 against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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