The Golden State Warriors season started off very poorly.
Having two players fighting is bad enough, and having two core pieces of your championship team going at it is even worse.
Also, the fact that one of the veteran leaders, those who were supposed to know better, starred in that altercation was actually quite worrisome.
Now, looking back, Damian Lillard seems to believe Jordan Poole may have crossed the line pretty badly.
In his latest appearance on the It Is What It Is podcast, he said that Draymond Green isn’t the kind of person who would just snap at a teammate like that, so it had to be built up and a lot of words had to be said there.
Lillard didn’t condone what happened and stated that he obviously wished Green hadn’t done that, but it sounded like he was blaming Poole for that.
There have been multiple reports about Poole often crossing the line and getting into the veterans’ faces, and there’s a big difference between trying to prove yourself and being confident and being flat-out disrespectful.
Poole’s immaturity was evident throughout the course of the season.
He refused to be held accountable or coached, and snubbed his veterans multiple times during the campaign, especially in the playoffs.
Green was definitely wrong for the way he reacted, and it condemned their season before it even started.
But Poole could be in for a huge reality check now that he’s most likely not going to win a lot of basketball games for the foreseeable future.NEXT: Insider Notes Training Camp Will Be Important For 1 Big Warriors Question