Footage of the altercation between Golden State Warriors teammates Draymond Green and Jordan Poole base been made public by TMZ Sports.
The video shows the pair exchanging words, which is not uncommon between teammates. However, Green approaches Poole, who then pushes Draymond away. That leads to Green punching Poole in the face and taking him to the ground.
The two are quickly surrounded by teammates and coaches, who break up the fight.
According to Warriors GM Bob Myers, Draymond apologized to the team on Thursday.
“It’s unfortunate, I’m not going to deny it,” Myers said. “It’ll take some time to move through, but we’ll move through it and move forward, and I’m confident that we will. We’ve got a good team, we’ve got good leadership, we’ve got some guys that have been here a long time.”
In the wake of the leaked video, NBA players and basketball fans have taken to social media to share their reactions to Draymond’s punch.
Trae Young suggested that Draymond’s antics are his way of forcing a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers. “Draymond is tryna get to LA. Damn!” the Atlanta Hawks star wrote.
Ja Morant dropped eye emojis.
Isaiah Thomas said Green would have to fight him again for this sucker punch.
Lamar Jackson basically said the same thing:
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