Draymond Agrees “It Just Can’t Happen”, Regrets For Dismissal

Draymond Agrees "It Just Can't Happen", Shows Regret For Dismissal

After his ejection from the Warriors’ Wednesday, 101-93 victory over the Orlando Magic at Kia Center, Draymond Green expressed regret on his podcast on Thursday morning.

Talking on “The Draymond Green Show,” the forward for the Warriors clarified that his comments to referee Ray Acosta were appropriate and that he should have been ejected (via ESPN).

“It simply cannot occur.”

“I made the statement that I made. That was when I should have been banished. Honestly, I was attempting to pivot and angle my body to walk to the bench, but I spoke a little too soon before I actually angled my body. That simply cannot occur, though.”

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After complaining over a foul call against Acosta, Green was ejected from Wednesday’s crucial game against Orlando less than four minutes in. He continued to verbally abuse the referee after being given a technical foul until he received his second one, which led to his automatic dismissal.

Many Warriors players were unhappy by the event, including Steph Curry, who was clearly furious as Green made his way to the locker room. Warriors’ players were also upset on the bench.

The 2023–24 NBA season saw Green removed from four games, his highest total for a single campaign. With 19 ejections overall in his career, second only to Rasheed Wallace , he is the second most frequent expelled player of the previous 25 years.

The ejection happened just as the Warriors were narrowly missing out on a play-in spot. Green’s ability to control his emotions on the court is still in doubt, despite the fact that Golden State overcame Orlando on Wednesday.

Due to bans for head-smacking Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkić and choking out Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert, Green has missed a total of 17 games this season. Without Green in the lineup this season, the Warriors have struggled, going 11–14 in 25 games without their defensive focal point.

Though the Houston Rockets have won ten straight games and are now only one game behind the Golden State Warriors for the final play-in position in the tournament, Golden State is still in 10th place in the Western Conference standings.

Draymond Green needs to learn from his latest dismissal and control his passionate outbursts because there are still a lot of important games left until the season ends.

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