Draymond Green caused another controversy in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors’ power forward was ejected from the game after getting involved in an altercation with French player Rudy Gobert of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The incident occurred during a widespread brawl between the two teams, resulting in the Wolves winning 104-101 in the early hours of Wednesday.
The turmoil began when Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels clashed on the court, leading to shoving between them. The situation escalated when Draymond Green joined the fray and put Gobert in a headlock, bringing the French center to the floor.
After attempts by other players and coaching staff to break up the altercation, referees reviewed the incident, and three players were ejected: Draymond Green and Klay Thompson from the Warriors and Jaden McDaniels from the Wolves.
Rudy Gobert expressed dissatisfaction with Draymond Green’s behavior, suggesting that the player doesn’t like to play without his friend Steph Curry and resorts to any means to get ejected, describing his behavior as “clownish.” Warriors coach Steve Kerr defended Green, explaining that the power forward’s action was a response to Gobert’s alleged attack on Klay Thompson.
Among the ejected players, Draymond Green faces the risk of a longer suspension, as he was previously penalized with a one-game suspension during the playoffs for an incident involving Domantas Sabonis of the Sacramento Kings. As of now, the NBA has not issued a statement on the matter.
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