Draymond Green reportedly apologized to his Golden State Warriors teammates for his suspension, expressing contrition and acknowledging that, while his intentions were to protect a teammate, he went too far in his actions. The apology conveyed an understanding of the impact his suspension had on the team and reflected a desire to take responsibility for the situation.
Steve Kerr, the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, acknowledged that Draymond Green went too far in his actions by choking Rudy Gobert. Kerr’s statement underscores a recognition of the severity of Green’s conduct and aligns with the sentiment that such actions were excessive, even in the context of on-court confrontations.
“Yes, he definitely took it too far. I didn’t have a problem with him getting Rudy off of Klay, because the rule of thumb is you don’t put your hands on another player on the other team, you get your own guy, so I thought Rudy was wrong for putting his arms on Klay – regardless of his intentions. I had no problem with Draymond getting him off of him, but he’s gotta let go. He hung on for 6 or 7 seconds, and it was a terrible visual for the league, for Draymond, for everybody. Draymond was wrong, he knows that. It’s a bad look, the 5 games is deserved, and we move forward.”
Acknowledging his mistake, Draymond Green took the initiative to apologize to his teammates for his actions, realizing that his suspension had an impact on the team. As the Warriors navigate a challenging stretch, Green’s recognition of the importance of his role signals a commitment to refocusing upon his return.