Draymond regrets firing for Magic, admits it 'couldn't happen'

Draymond regrets firing for Magic, admits it 'couldn't happen' Originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area

After getting the parcel from Warriors win 101-93 During the Orlando Magic on Wednesday at the Kia Center, Draymond Green took to his podcast Thursday morning to express his remorse.

talking on “Draymond Green Show“, The Warriors forward explained that he deserved to be sent off because of what he said to referee Ray Acosta (h/t ESPN).

“This can't be happening,” Green said. “I said what I said. I deserved to be sent off at that point. If I'm being honest with all of you, I was trying to turn my body and convert it to the bench, but I said what I said too early before I hit my body… but, yeah, it can't be that happens.”

Green's ejection came less than four minutes into Wednesday's decisive game with Orlando, where the NBA forward expressed frustration over a foul call on Acosta. He even verbally berated the referee afterwards Receiving a technical error Until his second technical pass was issued, resulting in his automatic expulsion.

The incident upset many members of the Warriors team both on the court and on the bench Steph Curry is clearly emotional As Green walked to the locker room.

Green was ejected from a game four times during the 2023-24 NBA season, his highest for a singles campaign, giving him 19 career ejections, trailing only Rasheed Wallace (25) over the past 25 years.

With the Warriors clinging to the playing berth, the The expulsion came at a terrible time. Although Golden State rallied to win Wednesday's game Against Orlando Questions remain about whether Green will be able to contain his emotions on the field.

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Green has missed a total of 17 games this season due to a suspension for choking Minnesota Timberwolves player Rudy Gobert and Hit center Phoenix Suns Jusuf Nurkic in the head. The Warriors have struggled this season without Green on the floor, posting an 11-14 record in 25 games without their defenseman.

Golden State is currently ranked 10th in the Western Conference standings, but the Houston Rockets have achieved 10 straight wins to move closer to qualifying for the final round, one game away from the Warriors.

With a lot of big games coming up as the season comes to a close, Green will need to learn from this latest ejection and keep his emotional outbursts to a minimum.

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