Leaked footage shows Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green viciously punching teammate Jordan Poole in practice
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Shocking footage of Draymond Green viciously punching his Golden State Warriors teammate Jordan Poole in practice has been shared online.
It was reported that the two had been involved in an altercation during Wednesday's session, with the Athletic describing it as a "heated exchange" that saw them go chest-to-chest.
And now TMZ have released footage of the incident, which shows Green knocking Poole to the deck courtesy of a huge right hand.
The pair appear to be exchanging insults and then Green, a four-time All Star, got in the face of the 23-year-old.
TMZ obtained the video of the altercation between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole at practice https://t.co/55rMnBqAVG pic.twitter.com/k02BGsBo8G— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) October 7, 2022
Poole reacted by pushing Green, who saw red and caught him with a wicked strike.
The 6ft 6, 230lbs power forward stood over Poole, with players and staff then rushing in to stop any further violence.
Poole was able to finish the rest of the practice, with Green vacating the premises.
General manager Bob Myers says the 32-year-old has apologised for his conduct but didn't offer an update on any disciplinary action.
"These things happen. Nobody likes it, we don't condone it, but it happens," Myers commented, as per ESPN.
"Draymond apologized to the team. Jordan was there in the room. ... As far as any suspension, punishment, fine, we will handle that internally."
Last season Warriors won the NBA title for the fourth time in eight years after defeating Boston Celtic in six games to win the 2022 finals.
Klay Thompson came up clutch and then celebrated wildly at the team's parade.
There has been plenty of talk about the altercation between Green and Poole affecting their preparation going into the new campaign but Myers believes his side can move on.
"It's unfortunate, I'm not going to deny it," Myers admitted.
"It'll take some time to move through, but we'll move through it and move forward. And I'm confident that we will.
"This isn't our first thing that's happened, first sense of adversity. We've been through some of this before. Don't like going through it but it's part of the NBA and it's part of sports."
Meanwhile,YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has reacted by calling for Green to get inside the squared circle after seeing his right hand.
Taking to Twitter, Paul wrote: "Gotta get Draymond Green in the boxing ring."
Gotta get Draymond Green in the boxing ring.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 7, 2022
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