Author of an unforgivable gesture to Jordan Poole, Draymond Green faced the media on Saturday. The player quickly took the opportunity to take stock of the current situation and apologize to his team. Unfortunately for him, that won’t be enough to escape the sanction, which promises to be quite severe.
By punching his teammate in the face (view the series here), Draymond Green has put himself in a very complicated situation with the Warriors. The franchise should soon have to punish the player, who spoke to the media for the first time this Saturday since the incident. Before answering questions, Number 23 spoke to apologize:
Draymond Green’s opening statement before starting to answer questions: pic.twitter.com/IzEqS6qbum
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Draymond Green apologizes for his gesture to Jordan Poole
I made a mistake after the events that happened on Wednesday and for that I apologized to my team. I apologized to Jordan. I am very ashamed of what has happened, not only for me, but also for Jordan, the team and his family. (…) I have failed as a leader. I have failed as a man.
Green confirms that he has apologized to Poole and his family, aware that the player is well after this very dangerous gesture. Inside was keen to confirm that contract talks with Poole have nothing to do with the incident, while they hope to undo the damage in the coming weeks:
The task ahead of us is to rebuild that confidence in the dressing room and put everything behind us to defend our title.
A little later in this conference, Dray confirmed that he had watched the video of this attack, explaining that he was surprised by the violence:
It’s even worse than I thought on the video.
The consequences are not yet known, as the Warriors have not yet announced a sanction for their player. Green does not intend to wait to make his appointments as he plans to step out of the roster in the coming days. He talks about personal problems that affect the prosecution and wants to solve this.
Draymond Green says he will be away from the team for a few days to give the team some space and time to work on themselves.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) October 8, 2022
Draymond Green has indicated that he will be away from the team for a few days to give him space and time to work on his behavior.
In a mentally difficult time, Draymond Green unleashed his wrath on poor Jordan Poole, who had not asked for anything. A relatively serious incident, while the Warriors have not yet made a decision on the outcome of the case. Whatever happens, this soap will leave traces inside the organisation.