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Rudy Gobert slams ‘clown behavior’ of Draymond Green; Jaden McDaniels reaction

See what Gobert, Jaden McDaniels and Steve Kerr said.
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Rudy Gobert is tired of Draymond Green’s “clown behavior.” 

The latest drama from Green came just 1 minute, 43 seconds into Tuesday night’s game against Minnesota when he put Gobert in headlock amid a scuffle started by Klay Thompson and Jaden McDaniels. 

"It’s kind of funny because before the game, I was telling myself that Steph is not playing, so I know Draymond is going to try and get ejected. Because every time Steph doesn’t play, he doesn’t want to play – it’s his guy Steph. He’ll do anything he can to get ejected,” Gobert said, per Wolves reporter Dane Moore. “Clown behavior, and I’m proud of myself for being the bigger man again and again. And yeah, doesn’t even deserve me putting my hands on him. My team needed me tonight. I did whatever I could to keep my cool and then show that I wasn’t making the situation worse, and I do hope that the league is going to do what needs to be done because that’s just clown behavior. Not much to say. It’s clown behavior."

Green was ejected for a Flagrant 2 foul. Thompson and McDaniels were assessed technical fouls and also ejected. 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr blamed McDaniels for the melee, saying Thompson shouldn’t have been ejected and that Green was reacting to Gobert putting his hands on Thomason’s neck.

"There is no way Klay should have been ejected. That's ridiculous,” Kerr said. “As far as the Draymond part, Rudy had his hands on Klay's neck. That's why Draymond went after Rudy."

“He kind of grabbed me by my collar. I was just trying to defend myself,” McDaniels said, noting that there was some “chitter chatter” before the situation exploded. 

"He missed a shot, ran down the court, we probably said something back to each other. To me, it wasn’t that serious. I was laughing and joking around. Some people take things differently,” McDaniels said.