WATCH: Draymond Green rubs fans the wrong way after tackling Clippers player mid-game

Draymond Green tries turning into prime Dennis Rodman, ends up turning into prime Aleksandr Karelin instead.


WATCH: Draymond Green rubs fans the wrong way after tackling Clippers player mid-game

Draymond Green tackles Terrance Mann while trying to grab a rebound (NBA)

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was yet again involved in a controversial incident with Terance Mann of the Los Angeles Clippers. The episode, which occurred after a shot attempt, saw both players vying for the rebound. Green ended up tackling Mann, leading to a heated moment on the court. This incident has drawn comparisons to the antics of Chicago Bulls’ legend Dennis Rodman, known for his aggressive style during his NBA career.

Green met Mann’s attempt to secure the ball with tenacious defense. As they both jumped for the rebound, Green’s right hand got stuck on the ball, and he used his left hand as well to try and snatch it away. The struggle for possession resulted in Green pulling Mann down with him, leading to a tumble that saw Mann thrown over Green’s head in a manner more suited to a wrestling ring than a basketball court. It didn’t help that the Warriors lost 13-112 to the Clippers in the end.

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The reaction to Draymond Greens actions was immediate and widespread. Fans and commentators alike took to social media to express their opinions, with many criticizing Green for his overly aggressive play. Some fans noted that Green’s actions could be compared to Dennis Rodman‘s physical style of play, although they still seemed even more extreme.

This is not the first time Green has been at the center of controversy due to his on-court behavior. His history of physical confrontations and technical fouls has made him a polarizing figure in the NBA. While some admire his passion and defensive skills, others criticize him for what they see as unnecessary roughness and a lack of sportsmanship.

Fans attack Draymond Green for his unsportsmanlike conduct

Green’s approach to the game has often led to debates about the nature of competitiveness in professional sports. While aggression and physicality are part of basketball, incidents like this raise questions about where the line should be drawn. The NBA has often grappled with how to handle such situations, balancing the need for intensity with the importance of player safety.

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Draymond Green
Draymond Green is known for his tenacious defense and outright dirty plays (via. Associated Press)

Fan reactions on social media ranged from amusement to outright criticism. Here are some reactions on social media:

Draymond Green, already facing a five-game suspension earlier this season for an incident involving Rudy Gobert, has expressed regret for his actions. However, his behavior on the court remains an issue. As the NBA season progresses, we will see how these incidents and their repercussions influence Green’s style of play and how the league handles similar situations in the future.

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