Draymond Green Makes Confession About Jordan Poole Situation


Almost two seasons have passed since the infamous Draymond Green-Jordan Poole punch and Green has made an admission about the how things went down.

Having his own podcast and just being a general oversharer means that Green has spoken about when he punched Jordan Poole in the 202-23 preseason plenty of times.

But in a rare occurrence, he recently spoke about how ashamed his was of what he did to Poole and how that affected the way he was around the team.

“I was so embarrassed to be around our team last year with [Jordan Poole] still on the [Warriors]. I was probably late last season 20 times and I just paid a fine,” Green said on The Draymond Green Show. 

“Because I was so embarrassed to show my face at that time that I would start timing everything. If we’re on the road, I’d time it up to the minute that I’d need to get there. If the elevator took a little bit longer than it was supposed to, I’d be late.”

He also went on to explain how disappointing it was that he couldn’t share in Poole’s success after he nabbed a four-year, $123 million extension with the Dubs in October 2022, as he went from being Poole’s mentor to his nemesis as such.

“When I took J.P. under my wing, and to see him have success was the best thing for me,” said Green. “One of the worst feelings I’ve ever had as an NBA basketball player was seeing him get a contract and knowing that I f**ked it off and I couldn’t celebrate his contract with him. I think he had a party or something with his people in San Francisco, and to not be able to go celebrate that with him. I f**ked it off.”

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Of course, the punch was the beginning of the end for Poole, who endured the season from hell and was then traded to the Wizards.

His production has gone down at Washington, since he averaging 17.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per contest on 41.3 percent shooting from the field and 32.6 percent from deep in the regular 2023-24 season.

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