Draymond Green wants to make things clear: He did not punch Tristan Thompson.
Over the past few days, Bossip.com reported the Cleveland Cavaliers forward slugged the Golden State Warriors center at a club after the NBA Awards. The Athletic ($) later confirmed the report, writing the following:
“Both Green and Thompson were guests of LeBron for this ultra-exclusive affair — which prohibited phones and cameras. None of the attendees expected the on-the-court drama to flare back up in this setting.
Which is why everyone was stunned when Thompson, according to sources, out of nowhere attacked Green.
No argument. No squaring up. No taking it outside.
“It was a sucker punch,” said one source who attended the party. “But, to be honest, it wasn’t really a punch. It was more like a shove.”
It was a face mush, another source described it. Other reports have described it as a legit punch, maybe even a quick one-two.”
The story gained plenty of traction. So much so, some Cavs fans planned a parade to celebrate the moment.
In a Snapchat story, Green called the reports “inaccurate” while taking a shot at Cavaliers fans.
Draymond’s got thoughts on that Tristan Thompson fight story 😂 pic.twitter.com/8V8uOIdnVO
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) August 1, 2018
Despite the shot at Cavs fans, it’s a pretty rational statement even though Green used waaaaaay too much laughing emojis to make his point. Tone it down, man.
Whether the punch happened or not, there’s plenty reason for Green to squash the rumor. I doubt he wants people to think he got decked by Thompson and did nothing about it. It will be interesting to see if Thompson says anything about it in the coming days.