Draymond Green gives surprisingly uncharacteristic response to Rudy Gobert’s ‘clown behavior’ comment after choking incident

Warriors' star accepts his mistake says he needs to stay on the floor to actually contribute to his team


Draymond Green gives surprisingly uncharacteristic response to Rudy Gobert’s ‘clown behavior’ comment after choking incident

Draymond Green puts Rudy Gobert in a chokehold (Credits: X: NBA Central)

The recent altercation between the Warriors’ Draymond Green and Wolves’ Rudy Gobert has sparked significant attention in the NBA community. The incident, which occurred during a game, saw Green putting Gobert in a chokehold after he tried to pull Klay Thompson away from Jaden McDaniels.

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The situation escalated when Klay and Jaden got into a tussle, prompting Gobert to intervene. Sensing ill-intent, Green rushed Gobert, grabbing him by his neck. His actions, however, crossed a line according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who labeled his behavior inexcusable.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert, after the game, referred to Green’s actions as “clown behavior,” he said:

it's kind of funny because before the game, I was telling myself that Steph [Curry] is not playing, so I know Draymond is going to try and get ejected... It’s clown behavior.

In response to the incident, Draymond Green acknowledged the need for personal growth. This admission marks a departure from his usual fiery and confrontational demeanor, suggesting a moment of introspection for the Golden State Warriors star.

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Surprisingly, Green did not have much to say about Gobert labeling what he did as ‘clown behavior’. He just wanted to ‘silence do the taling’, he said:

No comment is a comment, right? Cool!

Despite the controversy, some, like Shaquille O’Neal, have defended Green’s actions. Shaq stated that he would have done the same in Green’s position. This highlights the complex nature of on-court dynamics and team loyalty in high-pressure situations.

Draymond seems ready for In-Season matchup against the Kings

Draymond Green’s recent remarks have heightened anticipation for the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Sacramento Kings. Known for his competitive nature and key role with the Warriors, Green compared the in-season tournament game to a Game 7, underscoring its importance. This comparison adds excitement to the upcoming matchup.

Steph Curry and Draymond Green
Curry (50 pts, 6 ast, 8 reb) and Green (8 ast, 6 reb, 2 stl) crucial in Warriors’ Game 7 win over Kings. (Associated Press)

This comparison highlights the high stakes and intense atmosphere, indicating both teams’ strong effort and focus. The last game between them was thrilling, showcasing the best of basketball.

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In Game 7, the Warriors, led by Stephen Curry’s remarkable 50-point performance, secured victory against the Kings. Kevon Looney grabbed an impressive 21 rebounds, and Draymond provided 8 assists. De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis contributed 16 and 22 points against the defending champions. This upcoming matchup is crucial, potentially deciding who advances in the In-Season Tournament.

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