The NBA, where you get punched at work
Draymond Green, Jordan Poole, and a different workplace
BY HENRY ABBOTT, DAVID THORPE, and TRAVIS MORAN
A slightly edited portion of TrueHoop’s Monday morning editorial meeting:
HENRY: When TMZ first published the video of Draymond Green punching his teammate Jordan Poole, one of the first responses on Twitter was from somebody saying Jordan has to get his hands up to protect himself.
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The next response was a woman saying: He’s at work. What are you talking about?
I just thought: That’s a real debate right there.
The first point is personal advice: This might be how, say, Damian Lillard would advise his son or a friend to protect himself. Okay.
But there’s another conversation to have about what should be done next by the people who run the team, the union, or the league. In that conversation, we can’t pretend Draymond’s punch was an act of God, like a thunderstorm—this isn’t like, “Pack your umbrella.” This came fro…
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