Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, like others in the NBA, was eyeing the Minnesota Timberwolves situation involving Rudy Gobert and Kyle Anderson during the team’s final regular season game on Sunday.
Green, for example, is on Gobert’s side.
Gobert punched Anderson in the chest and Gobert was suspended for Tuesday night’s NBA Play-In Tournament game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Green, speaking on his «The Draymond Green Show» podcast, explained why he «gained a bit of respect» for Gobert at the time.
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«There are some words that, as men, you just don’t say to men,» Green said. «And if you choose to say those words, you also have to be prepared to deal with whatever comes your way because that’s a decision you’re making when you decide to disrespect someone.
«So when I saw the word choice which is the ‘b—-‘ word that Kyle Anderson is using towards Rudy Gobert, you have to be prepared with what’s coming with that.»
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However, Green attacked Gobert, saying that many in the NBA would agree with Anderson allegedly calling Gobert «b—-.»
«I’ve never really seen the guy defend himself,» Green said. «I didn’t really know if the guy was able to hold his own. He held his own a bit. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really work. Trust me. I know how that works.»
Green was referring to when he punched teammate Jordan Poole during a Warriors practice before the season began. Video of the incident appeared on social media.
Anderson has since said that he and Gobert discussed the situation and «resolved» it.
Disputes do happen from time to time on NBA benches, which Anderson acknowledged. But ESPN said Gobert lost his temper when Anderson reportedly said, «Shut the fuck up, b—-.» They were discussing a play.
Gobert later publicly apologized on Twitter.
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«Emotions got the best of me today,» she wrote. «I shouldn’t have reacted the way I did, regardless of what was said. I want to apologize to the fans, the organization and particularly Kyle, who is someone I truly love and respect as a teammate.»
Absence of Gobert in the play-in against the lakers it will be a big one. He is the team’s starting center.
If the Timberwolves lose, they will have another chance to play for the No. 8 seed in the first round of the NBA Playoffs after Wednesday’s game between the Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder.
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That game would be played in Minnesota on Thursday night.