TMZ has just released a video of the moment when Draymond Green sucker punched Jordan Poole during a practice. On Wednesday, it was reported that Green punched Poole during a scrimmage. On Friday, TMZ released a video, in which Green can be spotted approaching Poole.
Poole reacted by shoving Green, to which Green responded by delivering a sucker punch in the face of Poole.
The video drew lots of attention and some suggest that this has put the Golden State Warriors in an uncomfortable spot now that everyone knows what kind of punch Green delivered to Poole.
Green has apologized to Poole
Meanwhile, Warriors general manager Bob Myers addressed the media and said that Green apologized to Poole. "These things happen. Nobody likes it, we don't condone it, but it happens," Myers said.
"Draymond apologized to the team. Jordan was there in the room. As far as any suspension, punishment, fine, we will handle that internally. He will tell you he has been over that line but he always comes back. Nobody is saying they don't want him around, but [Wednesday] was not a good moment.
I don't think he likes putting himself in these spots. He is in one, but I think he'll find a way to earn the respect of his teammates and Jordan back," Myers said. Even though Green apologized, Myers acknowledged it will take some time before everything returns to normal.
"It's unfortunate, I'm not going to deny it. It'll take some time to move through, but we'll move through it and move forward. And I'm confident that we will. This isn't our first thing that's happened, first sense of adversity.
We've been through some of this before. Don't like going through it but it's part of the NBA and it's part of sports," Myers added. It remains to be seen what kind of punishment will the Warriors give to Green.