Last week, the National Basketball Association (NBA) was rocked by an on-court brawl between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors. The altercation began when Wolves forward Andrew Wiggins was fouled hard by Draymond Green of the Warriors, resulting in a heated exchange of words between the two players.
Things quickly escalated as both teams pushed and shoved each other before Rudy Gobert of the Wolves attempted to break up Green and Wiggins. However, instead of calming down, things went from bad to worse as Green put Gobert into a chokehold for several seconds before being pulled away by teammates Stephen Curry and Kelly Oubre Jr.
As expected with such an incident occurring during an NBA game, some repercussions followed afterward - most notably for Draymond Green, who was ejected from the game after referees reviewed video footage confirming his actions towards Gobert constituted a violation against league rules regarding physical contact on the court.
Despite this unfortunate event marring what should have been another exciting matchup between two talented teams in their respective conferences – it is good news that no further injuries occurred due to everyone’s quick reactions, preventing any potential escalation or serious harm coming out of this situation. It will be interesting to see how both organizations handle these matters. Still, hopefully, we can all agree that incidents like these are not what basketball should be about at its core: competing fairly while having fun playing our favorite sport!