Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green apologized on Monday for picking up two technical fouls with nine seconds left in Saturday’s game against the Hornets, which resulted in his ejection. Green was tossed from the game with the Warriors up two points, but after the Hornets converted both technical free throws, Charlotte took the 102–100 win.
Green told reporters on Monday, “As I sat and I thought about the situation and reassessed as I had time to let the whole thing marinate and digest—I was dead-ass wrong. And not that I was wrong, like I said, for the first tech per se, but once I had the first tech I can’t get the second tech. So I was a bit disappointed. I’m still a bit disappointed in myself because I think that whole situation bothered me. I know for sure it did.” Head coach Steve Kerry had previously said that Green “crossed the line” and added, “We love his passion and his energy and we would not be the team we are without him. But that doesn’t give him license to cross the line—and he knows that.”
The Warriors are currently 16-15 on the season; they will play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.
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