Draymond Green apologizes for punching Jordan Poole ..
Draymond Green apologizes for punching Jordan Poole of the Golden State Warriors during a practice.
"It's the National Basketball Association. It's all about professional sports. These things occur. Nobody enjoys it. We do not condone that, but it occurred "stated Bob Myers, general manager of the Warriors
According to the organization, Golden State Warriors veteran Draymond Green apologized to teammates and coaching staff after punching teammate Jordan Poole in the face on Wednesday.
After Thursday's practice, Warriors general manager Bob Myers addressed the issue. "This morning, Draymond apologized to the team," Myers added. "Jordan was in the room, and I was in the room with the team, coaches, and players, and we heard it."
On Wednesday evening, news of Green's 32-year-old altercation began to circulate. "It's the National Basketball Association. It's all about professional sports. These things occur. Nobody enjoys it. We do not condone that, but it occurred "Myers stated.
TMZ received video of the brawl on Thursday. Green and Poole, both 23, are seen sizing each other up in practice before the veteran strikes his youthful teammate in the face, knocking him to the ground.
Draymond Green in the 2022 NBA Finals. JIM DAVIS/THE BOSTON GLOBE VIA GETTY IMAGES
Jordan Poole has not yet responded to the event. Green's representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment from PEOPLE.
Myers informed reporters that any disciplinary action taken against Green would come from the company and would be handled internally. "As for any suspension, penalty, or fine, we'll handle it internally."
Myers also revealed details of his chat with Green following the event. "One of my favorite players is Draymond," Myers remarked. "I told him, but all I said was, 'You're better than this.' Don't do it. Do not subject yourself to this. Put yourself in this situation.' I still adore the individual. I don't agree with what he did, but I still like the person."
Bob Myers shared his message to Draymond after yesterday’s incident at practice pic.twitter.com/F2SjZrkjT2— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) October 6, 2022
During a media availability, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr also remarked on Green's actions, telling reporters: "Green did not practice today and will not be present tomorrow. I anticipate him to return on Saturday and resume his work "Kerr stated.
Kerr agreed with Myers' choice to handle the situation internally. "As coaches, we attempt to resolve things internally whenever something happens."
After the news surfaced, speculation about what prompted Green's rage began almost immediately on social media. One story that teammate Andre Iguodala promptly debunked was that the conflict between Green and Poole was caused by contract extensions.
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”— andre (@andre) October 6, 2022