Draymond Green received a heavy fine from the NBA for choking Rudy Gobert, losing 770,000 USD

In the “unique NBA” match that took place on November 15 between the Golden State Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves, three players who clashed with each other were kicked off the field very early.

Specifically, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels had to “take an early shower” in less than 2 minutes in the first half, and the score was still 0-0.

Most prominent in this collision was Draymond Green, who strangled his opponent and was immediately expelled for violent behavior. Not stopping at being kicked out early and contributing to the Warriors’ loss, Green also received a fairly heavy penalty from the NBA.

According to a press release shared this morning (November 16), the tournament decided to suspend Draymond Green for 5 matches without pay for inciting behavior and increasing tension on the field.

In addition to Green’s fine, two other names involved in the collision, Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels, were each fined $25,000.


NBA executive vice president Joe Dumars said Draymond’s choking of his opponent was unsportsmanlike and extremely dangerous. Combined with his penchant for rough behavior in the past, Green was suspended for 5 matches.

This will be the 5th suspension in Draymond Green’s career, also the heaviest punishment he has ever received (4 previous suspensions were 1 match each).

Also according to this suspension, players born in 1990 will lose about 770,000 USD for 5 games sitting out, a number equivalent to more than 18 billion VND.


Thus, Draymond will miss 2 matches against the Oklahoma City Thunder, plus three matches against the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs respectively.

The Golden State Warriors are currently without Stephen Curry for at least a week due to a minor knee injury. Now with Green’s suspension, they will be without a spiritual leader and important name in the defense.

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