Draymond Green, the star forward for the Golden State Warriors, was ejected during Tuesday’s In-Season Tournament game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Green was one among three players ejected for choking Wolves standout Rudy Gobert while defending teammate Klay Thompson.

Green was ejected for the 18th time in his 12-year career (regular season and playoffs combined), the most of any active player.

Green’s ejection on Tuesday, on the other hand, was notably nasty, with many clamoring for a lengthy punishment for the star forward. Many people wondered if it was Green’s most violent ejection of his career.

Here are five of Draymond Green’s most nasty ejections from his career:

1. Draymond Green’s confrontation with Isaiah Stewart

Green was ejected late in the fourth quarter of the Warriors’ regular-season game against the Detroit Pistons on Jan. 4, 2023. This was after he got into an altercation with Pistons big man Isaiah Stewart. Both players received double technical fouls. Green’s second of the game, however, resulted in an automatic ejection.

The Warriors eventually fell 122-119. Green finished the game with four points, eight rebounds, and seven assists on 50% shooting.

2. Brandon Clarke was fouled hard by Draymond Green

Green was ejected late in the first half of Game 1 of Golden State’s 2022 Western Conference semifinals series against the Memphis Grizzlies. This came after he grabbed Grizzlies big man Brandon Clarke’s jersey in mid-air and yanked him to the ground, earning him a Flagrant 2.

Clarke may have been seriously hurt as a result of the play. Green did not even try to make a play on the ball.
The Warriors went on to win the series opener 117-116. Green finished 17 minutes with six points, four rebounds, three assists, and three steals on 66.7% shooting.

3. Draymond Green’s altercation with Bradley Beal

Green was ejected late in the first half of the Warriors’ regular-season game against the Washington Wizards on Oct. 27, 2017. This came after he got into a violent brawl with the-Wizards star shooting guard Bradley Beal. The two stars were thrown to the ground as a result of the event.

The Warriors eventually won 120-117. Green ended 17 minutes with three points, three rebounds, six assists, and three blocks on 50% shooting.

4. Domantas Sabonis was stomped on by Draymond Green

Green was ejected during Game 2 of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Sacramento Kings in 2023. Green was ejected early in the fourth quarter and later punished for stepping on Kings standout center Domantas Sabonis on purpose.Some, like Green, said Sabonis started the fight by grabbing him first. Most people agree, however, that Green’s stomp was excessive and could have badly hurt the famous big man.

The Warriors eventually fell 114-106, falling behind 2-0 in the series. In 31 minutes, Green ended with eight points, four rebounds, and five assists on 50% shooting.

5. Draymond Green’s chokehold on Rudy Gobert

Green has caused multiple physical altercations that have resulted in ejections. However, it’s hard to argue that any of them were more violent than his dismissal on Tuesday night.

Green’s actions appeared to be deliberate, as he charged Gobert from behind and held him in a headlock for several seconds before releasing him. The fact that the incident occurred in the first two minutes of the game, with the score 0-0, added to the shock.

The Warriors eventually lost 104-101 without Green. Green had no points and two rebounds in two minutes.

Green will almost certainly face a ban, since the NBA has come down hard on players who get into physical fights in recent years. This might be a setback for the Warriors, who are already without superstar point guard Steph Curry due to a knee injury.


Q1: Who is Draymond Green’s wife?
Hazel Renee.

Q2: From which team is Draymond Green?
Golden State Warriors

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