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Draymond Green speaks on his fight with Jordan Poole -“I’m not going out there to punch nobody in the mouth"

Green's fight with Poole has rocked the Warriors, and it will be interesting to see whether the team can recover from this incident with the season right around the corner
Draymond Green once said he doesn't go on the basketball court to fight

Draymond Green

Draymond Green's vicious punch thrown at Jordan Poole has been heard around the collective NBA world. Everybody knew Green was facing potential discipline for an altercation with Poole during a recent Golden State Warriors practice, but nobody knew the extent of Green's actions. After seeing the video, many NBA folks have been calling on the Warriors to punish Green for his actions.

Green addresses his fight with Poole on his podcast

Everyone has chimed in on the controversy surrounding Green and Poole lately, but nobody from the Warriors has said anything about the incident since the video has come out today. Green addressed the incident on his podcast, the Draymond Green show, although the episode was recorded before the video was leaked to the public earlier today.

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Green has become notorious for getting involved in trouble throughout his career, and this recent incident likely takes the cake. But Green says he's not going on the court looking to pick fights with his opponent; his goal is to win, which sometimes leads to him crossing the line. It's safe to say a line was crossed when he landed a huge punch on Poole in this practice.

"When I go on the basketball court, I'm not going out there to punch nobody in the mouth. I'm not going out there trying to pick a fight with anybody. I am going out on the basketball court to simply win a basketball game." - Draymond Green, The Draymond Green Show

Green is paying the price for losing his cool

Skirmishes often happen in the NBA because the players are competitive and want to beat their opponents. Rarely do full-blown fights break out as they did at the Warriors' practice, with Green connecting on a pretty big punch to Poole's face. It's clear why Golden State is upset that the video has ended up on the internet.

The Warriors ultimately decided that they won't suspend Green, although that may change now that this video is out and the public backlash has been quite brutal for Golden State. Green could end up getting suspended after all, with some calling on the Warriors to trade Green due to this incident.

Whatever the case may be, Green tried to convince folks that he doesn't have a problem with Poole and that his competitive nature took over. After watching the video, though, it's tough to fully believe that, and it will be interesting to see how the Warriors handle this whole debacle. It's safe to say that the Warriors' defense of the NBA Finals victory has gotten off to a rocky start this season, and whether the team can recover from this remains to be seen.

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