Steph Curry’s ‘leadership’ in Draymond Green situation is the NBA’s worst storyline
There’s some trouble in the House that Curry Built. I’m sure you’re already sick of hearing about Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole in the face at a Golden State Warriors’ practice. Hell, I am too, but the media is not even close to being done talking about it.
The media’s latest fixation is Curry’s ‘leadership’ throughout the situation, because of course it is:
Is it just me or is this entire story being taken too far and too seriously? I know the NBA is literally a soap opera 90% of the time, but this is officially starting to get ridiculous.
Now I have Athletic articles being shoved down my throat about Steph Curry being such an incredible leader. If he really is such a great leader, then why the hell did he just stand on the court while pretty much everyone else in that gym sprinted to break the two up?
Let’s watch the tape of Green’s punch back:
It’s clear Curry knew there was something up between the two of them before the altercation happened. That reaction is one I’d have if two of my friends did some dumb shit I saw coming from a mile away.
In fact, initial reports from The Athletic said the two came to blows over Jordan Poole’s attitude shifting with a large contract extension looming. Pair that with Green potentially not getting a bag from Golden State, the writing was on the wall well before this happened.
Also, it drives me crazy that people are treating Jordan Poole like a little kid that had no agency in the scenario. Draymond Green had to apologize to Poole’s family after the incident.
Plus, NBA Twitter dorks continue calling it a sucker punch, which is simply not what it was. Poole engaged Green in an altercation, and Green escalated it.
The only reason this could be labeled a sucker punch is that Green is a sucker for missing out on swim partied at his Jordan Pool. Even so, it’s #FreeDraymond for life.
The attention this story has gotten is absurd. I understand sports websites cover sports, and NBA writers have to cover the NBA even when there are no games on, but come on.
This is getting more coverage than a mass casualty event usually does in the US news cycle. I’d really rather hear about anything else at this point.
Unless it’s lambasting the scenario like the tweet below, you can the hell up and carry the hell on as far as I’m concerned.
I don’t normally do, this, but I want to makes it clear that the of what’s in this article is entirely fabricated. The occasionally satirical nature of this website is covered in our terms of service, but I figured this was necessary considering how many Twitdiots believed it.
Also I needed to get word count up for SEO purposes, so there’s that, too.
Mandatory Credit: ESPN