Draymond Green blissfully unaware of leaked fight video's virality

Draymond 'never knew' how much leaked punch video went viral originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

Draymond Green claimed he had no idea just how viral the video of him punching Jordan Poole in practice went after it was leaked to TMZ.

After stepping away from the Warriors for a few days, Green was fined by the team but avoided a suspension, returning in time for Golden State's preseason finale against the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 14.

Prior to the Warriors' 2022-23 NBA regular-season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night at Chase Center, Green debuted a new all-access series on TNT called "The Countdown," which features footage from the preseason and the aftermath of his altercation with Poole. In the debut episode, Green revealed that he initially was unaware of just how viral the leaked practice video went.

"Once I woke up to the video, I don't know if the dynamic necessarily changes or not because you never know people's opinions, so you give it some time to allow people to throw their opinion out, which quite frankly I don't care about people's opinions," Green said. "To be really honest with you, I never knew how much it blew up because I don't spend much time searching Instagram or looking through comments. I don't really read many tweets at all. So I was just at home chilling with my children. If you want me to be honest with you, I still don't know how much the world may think it blew up."

Green believes that he now is able to take one of his lowest moments and turn it into a positive.

"I was told, the world has been able to see one of your worst moments," Green explained. "Look at all the upsides you have now and it's a totally different way of looking at it. The world has seen one of your worst moments. Look at the upside. And I can live with that."

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The veteran forward might have been unaware of the magnitude of which the video blew up, but he did admit to watching it upwards of 15 times, which he revealed in a press conference on Oct. 10.

With the regular season about to start, Draymond and the Warriors now will look to put the incident behind them as they begin their quest to repeat as NBA champions.

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