The Golden State Warriors’ stars Draymond Green and Jordan Poole have been consistent in the headlines for the past couple of weeks. The NBA world was shook by the recent incident of Green throwing a punch on his teammate Poole’s face on October 5th. After an elongated follow-up on this incident for more than a week and throwing mud at each other, the matter has finally come to an end.
In their latest game against the Nuggets, Green was seen shaking his hand with Poole and then proceeding to hug him during the pre-game activity. There is a sigh of relief among the fans and well wishers of warriors that the players have put their long held dispute behind and are playing side by side. This is marked as the moment of reconciliation between these two stars.
However, Green could not escape the consequence of his violent act. Although the team did not suspend him, he was fined an undisclosed amount. The 32-year-old star has also publicly apologized for his impulsive reaction that led to a nasty incident.
Green asserted, “I was wrong for what I did on Wednesday (last week) and for that I apologized to the team and Jordan, but I want to take it a step further. The release of the video (of his punch) is something that causes a lot of embarrassment. It’s something that makes me uncomfortable, and that’s something that affects me, but it’s also the sense of discomfort that Jordan has, that this team has, that this franchise has.”
Green spent less than a week away from the team and has finally returned to the court on Thursday before the regular season Friday night against the Denver Nuggets at Chase Center. Green and Poole have first appeared before the public since the four-time NBA All-Star punched his younger teammate.
It’s a positive thing for the fans that the two stars have decided to put their conflict aside and resolve the issue for the sake of the team. Not only Green is being hailed for coming out and owning up his mistake by fans, Jordan Poole is also being appreciated for leaving the matter behind and not holding the grudges.