Draymond Green’s chokehold on Rudy Gobert during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves led to his immediate ejection, and officials explained the decision afterward. Crew Chief Tyler Ford stated, “He aggressively put Gobert in a headlock and refuses to let go. This is unnecessary and excessive conduct which meets the standard for a flagrant foul penalty 2.”
In addition to Green, Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels were also ejected from the game, and officials provided a reason for their ejections as well.
Regarding the ejections of Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels, Tyler Ford stated, “Both players were involved in an altercation that didn’t immediately dissolve and their actions warranted an ejection.”
However, Rudy Gobert, who was not ejected, was portrayed as a peacemaker. Tyler Ford clarified, “Gobert was attempting to separate Thompson and McDaniels and was ruled to be a peacemaker. We reviewed all other players and acts, and no other unsportsmanlike acts were observed.”
While it remains to be seen if Draymond Green will face a suspension for his actions, there is a sentiment that the NBA may need to address his conduct more firmly at some point.