The Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors In Season Tournament game on Tuesday night turned ugly when a brawl broke out between the players, resulting in three ejections and one technical foul. The incident happened in the first quarter, when Warriors guard Klay Thompson and Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels got into a scuffle. Klay Thompson’s jersey was torn off in the process, and both players exchanged words and shoves.
Did Draymond Green Almost Break Rudy Gobert’s Neck with Sneak Headlock Choke?
However, the situation escalated when Warriors forward Draymond Green, who was not involved in the initial altercation, attacked Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert with a headlock move. Green appeared to be trying to choke out Gobert, catching him by surprise from behind with the sneak choke hold.
Gobert struggled to free himself from Green’s grip, while other players and coaches tried to separate them. When Green finally let go, Gobert seemed a little dazed and motioned to Green to meet him in the locker room.
Who Got Ejected?
The referees reviewed the footage and decided to eject Green, Thompson, and McDaniels for their roles in the brawl. Gobert was given a technical foul for his gesture to Green. The game resumed without any major further incident.
Will Draymond Green Get Suspended for Choking Rudy Gobert?
The brawl sparked a lot of outrage and criticism on social media, especially towards Green, who was accused of being reckless and dangerous with his headlock on Gobert. Many fans called for Green to be suspended, as they feared he could have broken Gobert’s neck or caused serious injury.
Some also questioned Green’s motives and mental state, as he has a history of being involved in controversial and violent incidents on the court. Was the chokehold a product of his frustration with Warriors lack of success?
This would mark second time two in the past two NBA seasons that Draymond Green has been accused of sneak attacking another NBA player. His last victim was Jordan Poole who caught a dangerous sneak punch from him.