by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton
Draymond Green has been suspended by the NBA for five games due to placing Rudy Gobert in a chokehold during an altercation.
An altercation between the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green and the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert resulted in Green being ejected immediately from the NBA game on Nov. 14. The league has suspended the NBA champion for five games due to the actions that took place during that contest.
NBA.com reported that NBA Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced that Green has been suspended five games without pay “for escalating an on-court altercation and forcibly grabbing Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert around the neck in an unsportsmanlike and dangerous manner.”
The NBA is suspending Golden State’s Draymond Green for five games, source tells ESPN. Significant hit for the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/QlexGdXNUd
The length of Green’s punishment is due to his noteworthy history of “unsportsmanlike acts.”
The Warriors’ starting forward will start his five-game suspension on Nov. 16, when his team goes up against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chase Center.
X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, had its share of users posting controversial video clips of the player over the years in the NBA, starting with a mashup “mixtape” of classic moments featuring Green and his “unsportsmanlike acts.”
By Popular demand here is a Draymond green Mixtape for you all.. pic.twitter.com/fVPZSu6UyR
Draymond Green ain’t forgave Rudy Gobert For Starting Covid 😂 pic.twitter.com/szT77MH6CA
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Draymond Green violence tape is crazy LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/uA5BouKYfc
Draymond Green Hall of Fame career highlight tape pic.twitter.com/Eig3vOog9B
What length? 5 games? When Draymond green’s got plays like this in his repertoire?Tells you all about how the league is supporting this BS https://t.co/pxE3PwK5oW pic.twitter.com/sG397sDEEe
Gobert was not pleased that he was fined, saying he was trying to be a peacemaker.
“Every situation is different, but to me, that was more than just a reaction. That was a personal attack,” Gobert said. “Me being fined when I was being a peacemaker, and I chose to keep my hands up while I was being assaulted, it’s shameful. Shameful. And I’m going to appeal that fine.”
This was Green’s second time being thrown out of a game this season. He was ejected from the Nov. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Source: Black Enterprise