The Jordan Poole-Draymond Green altercation during training camp caught many fans by surprise as the team began their title defense for the 2022-2023 season. A video surfaced on the internet showing Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole while their teammates held them back.
While Draymond has been quite vocal about his actions, Jordan Poole has never spoken publicly about the incident, even after his trade to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Chris Paul.
What did Jordan Poole say to Draymond Green before getting punched to the face?
While the words exchanged between Jordan Poole and Draymond Green haven’t been made public, various media outlets have offered their own theories.
According to PabloFindsOut, the words used by Jordan were, “You’re an expensive backpack for 30,” referring to Stephen Curry. Since the altercation, Draymond Green has apologized to JP and his teammates and the Golden State Warriors even took disciplinary actions against Draymond.
A viral clip showed Draymond walking towards Jordan Poole before Poole shoved Green away. That was the moment when Green punched Poole in the face, and assistants broke up the fight between the two. Although the two had put the situation behind them, Green stated that he needed some time to focus on himself and his actions during that period.
What happened after Draymond Green punched Jordan Poole during practice?
Since that event, a lot of developments have occurred in the careers of both Draymond Green and Jordan Poole, with both taking different paths.
Jordan Poole, who is now a Washington Wizard following the trade, was joined by long-time Warrior rival, Chris Paul, who made his way to the Dubs. Meanwhile, Draymond Green’s contract extension a four-year, $100 million deal, was made public at the start of the offseason.
While the situation may have cooled off, fans haven’t appreciated Draymond repeatedly discussing the heated moment between the two. Green has appeared on multiple podcasts, including Patrick Beverley‘s, where he described the anger as coming out of nowhere and emphasized that he wasn’t a person who got “triggered” easily.