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Draymond Green among three ejected after putting Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert in chokehold during ruckus

Green Draymond, Klay Thompsonand Jaden McDaniels were all ejected just two minutes into Tuesday night’s Golden State Warriors-Minnesota Timberwolves game.

Thompson and McDaniels tangled with each other, both pulling each other’s jerseys and throwing them onto the field.

Timberwolves big man Rudy Gobert It looked like he was trying to play peacemaker and break up the conflict, but Green, out of nowhere, rushed up and grabbed Gobert from behind, putting his arms around Gobert’s neck and dragging him away to strangle him.


Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after stealing the ball from Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Chase Center on November 11, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Afterward, Thompson’s jersey resembled a deep V-neck.

The incident occurred before a point was scored in the game.

This is already the second time Green has been ejected this season – he received two technical fouls in a game last week, prompting an automatic start. Tuesday marked Green’s 18th career ejection.

For Thompson, it was the second time he was sent to the locker room early, with his first ejection coming last season.

Draymond Green and Klay Thompson after the fight

Klay Thompson #11 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors complain to the referee after getting into an altercation with the Minnesota Timberwolves at Chase Center on November 14, 2023, in San Francisco, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Green gained a reputation for being a little too aggressive and perhaps dirty. He has been suspended on occasion and his punch against former teammate Jordan Poole attracted national attention last year.

The Warriors and Wolves just met Sunday in Minneapolis, with the Timberwolves winning 116-110.

Draymond shouts at the referee

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) reacts to referee Marc Davis (8) during the second half of an NBA basketball game between the Warriors and the Minnesota Timberwolves in San Francisco, Sunday 12 November 2023. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


Golden State was already without Stephen Curry as he suffered from knee pain.

Tuesday’s game is an in-season tournament game.

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