Apr 3, 2022; Sacramento, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole (3) is congratulated by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) after making a basket against the Sacramento Kings during the first quarter at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
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After news broke of a reported physical altercation between Golden State Warriors players Draymond Green and Jordan Poole, Twitter users shared memes.
The regular season is just a matter of days away, and there is some drama brewing on the Golden State Warriors.
Specifically, there was a physical altercation between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole in practice on Wednesday, and the team is considering disciplinary action against the former, as first reported by Shams Charania, Anthony Slater, and Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic.
In the report, Green and Poole “came chest-to-chest” and shoved and pushed each other. Green then reportedly “forcefully struck Poole and needed to be separated swiftly.”
Twitter reacts to Warriors fight between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole
Once the story broke, Twitter users decided to crack their fingers and send out their best tweets and memes. Here are some that circulated on the social media outlet.
“Old media got the altercation story all wrong. New media is here to give you the truth. Btw s/o to billionaire Bron and Bronny on the SI cover. Big ups to the king and prince” pic.twitter.com/nGXUQ2Cbfd
— kyle (@knicks_tape99) October 6, 2022
Draymond probably told Poole play defense and Poole said hit a mid range and all hell broke loose
— Alex 👋 (@dbs408) October 6, 2022
After the initial report from The Athletic was published, there were some updates from other NBA insiders.
Chris Haynes, senior NBA insider for Yahoo Sports, tweeted out that Green was “apologetic” after his altercation with Poole. However, Haynes brings up that teammates noticed “a change in Poole’s behavior throughout camp with the guard on the verge of securing a lucrative extension.”
Poole is set to become a restricted free agent at the end of this upcoming season.
Draymond Green was apologetic in aftermath of the altercation with Jordan Poole, but there was a buildup stemming from teammates noticing a change in Poole’s behavior throughout camp with the guard on the verge of securing a lucrative extension, league sources tell @YahooSports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 6, 2022
ESPN senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Green threw a punch at Poole, who was not hurt by the strike. Wojnarowski also reported that Poole finished his workout before leaving practice.
It will remain to be seen what exact punishment the Warriors will hand out as a result of this incident. We will continue to update you on the situation once more details are provided.