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Draymond Green’s mom deactivates Twitter after defending her son’s actions — “That wasn’t a sucker punch”

This take didn't fly online, so Mary Babers-Green did what people often do - she deactivated her account.
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green

Draymond Green

The recent incident between Golden State Warriors teammates Draymond Green and Jordan Poole has resulted in polarizing responses from a lot of people. One of the most surprising takes came from Green's mother, Mary Babers-Green. In a since-deleted tweet, Babers-Green defended her son, stating that what Green did "wasn't a sucker punch" and that the former All-Star "didn't aggressively go to Poole."

Mary Barbers Green deleted tweet about Draymond Green

Signing off on Twitter

It is understandable for a mother to passionately take her child's side. In fact, Babers-Green is known for frequently airing her point of view on all topics surrounding the Warriors, particularly when her son is involved. But that would not be possible now that she has deactivated her Twitter account.

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Her statement that Poole probably deserved what was coming for him after shoving Green, who she claims went over to talk, got a lot of flak from other Twitter users.

The leaked video shows that Green unnecessarily escalated the conflict and hit an unsuspecting Poole - the complete opposite expected from a veteran leader.

Could it affect the Warriors' pursuit of a two-peat?

The event and its aftermath have certainly affected Golden State's preparation for the season. While Poole seemed to act normal after the punch, he has reportedly not forgiven his teammate yet.

Both Green and Poole played huge roles in the team's run to the championship last season. Green was his usual self, serving as the Warriors' linchpin on offense and defense. Meanwhile, Poole became the squad's offensive spark plug off the bench and played in the crunch time of several games.

Warriors fans are likely hoping the organization can move past the incident and make a championship run for the second consecutive season.

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