The Golden State Warriors had a very bad Monday night but no one on the team had it worse than Jordan Poole.
Coming off the bench, Poole was abysmal throughout the game and didn’t score a single point.
Following the game, he briefly spoke to reporters.
According to Warriors insider Kerith Burke, he didn’t have much to say.
Burke stated that Poole’s comments were very short and he didn’t seem interested in speaking to the media, repeatedly reminding them that he has a game in a couple of days.
.@KerithBurke describes a tension-filled locker room when Jordan Poole talked to the media pic.twitter.com/VCWpciaq3C
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 9, 2023
Poole’s sour response after the game has a lot of fans talking and most of the comments about him are not kind.
Multiple Twitter users commented on Poole’s attitude, which has allegedly been a problem in the past before.
“The entitlement in him is insane,” one person said.
We've never had a player with this attitude since the dynasty began. It's always been strength in numbers and all the guys played for each other, even if you weren't playing you cheered from the bench. The entitlement in him is insane.
— Golden Girl (@raindropszzzz) May 9, 2023
Jordan Poole played great in 2022 until Klay came back. He had spurts of strong play when Steph was injured, for Jordan it seems he sulks if he doesn't start, and his negative energy he brings it to the floor. It may be that he would be better starting and Klay coming off the…
— Stephen 🙏⚾️💜☮️🌈 (@PhiSteveO) May 9, 2023
Other people said that Poole’s time of greatness has passed – at least for now.
“He’s like a surfer. He had a good wave. Now he can’t find one,” the user said.
He's like a surfer. He had a good wave. Now he can't find one.
— OnlyVirals (@OnlyVirals) May 9, 2023
Multiple people commented on the tension that has infected the Warriors’ locker room.
Locker room really a mess
— Sunny (@sunnymaanz) May 9, 2023
According to most reports, this is a team that generally gets along very well and has a strong brotherhood.
Ironically, the only other time we have heard about dysfunction within the team came before the season started and also involved Poole.
Is this young star becoming a problem for the team’s culture?
More importantly, can he rebound quickly and be a factor in Game 5?
The Warriors need to make several adjustments before the next pivotal game.
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