‘Irony Right?’: Twitter Reacts to Warriors’ Draymond Green Suffering Groin Injury Scare vs Hornets

Published 11/04/2021, 12:17 AM EDT
October 30, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder center Derrick Favors (15) during the first half at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports


The Golden State Warriors started off extremely well during the 2021-22 NBA season, with their record at 5-1. That’s when they met the Charlotte Hornets, who haven’t had a bad start as well, with a 5-3 record in the Eastern Conference.

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But at this point, the Warriors just can’t afford any hindrance to the momentum that they have gathered. Unfortunately, bad luck doesn’t wait for anyone and their worst nightmare came true as Draymond Green appeared badly injured at the Chase Center.

Will the Warriors lose Draymond Green to injuries as well?

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The Golden State Warriors have suffered quite a lot because of injury woes. After the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, they haven’t played a single game with their superstar Klay Thompson. Ever since 2020-21, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green have been trying to carry the load of the entire team on their backs.

After some spectacular performances from them in the last season, the Dubs were still unable to make the playoffs but there still was a big relief. They, despite Klay’s absence, finally showed a glimpse of the team that won three NBA championships in four years. And this season has only been better as they haven’t had such a great start in two years. So can Draymond Green’s injury could become their reason for another downfall?

As the Warriors and Charlotte Hornets played each other on November 3, 2021, the Warriors kept their dominance intact for most part of the game. However, tragedy struck when Green  injured his groin while blocking a layup from Hornets’ Gordon Hayward, who ended up hitting him with his knee.

Looking at this, fans went into a frenzy because a serious injury to Draymond could hurt the GSW’s chances at the title, again. Even though Green returned to play, nobody can know how serious it might be until later.

Interestingly, these tweets had pun, sarcasm, concern, and a lot many emotions for Dray.

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Will they still win against the Charlotte Hornets?

Fortunately, the game looks like it will eventually end in the Warriors’ favor. Thanks to Jordan Poole’s unbelievable 29-point performance in just three quarters. After playing some stellar basketball in the preseason, Poole was given the opportunity to be a starter until Thompson returns. And thankfully, he is doing justice to the responsibility being given to him.

Nov 3, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) passes the ball out to guard Jordan Poole (3) during the third quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

With Stephen Curry having an incredibly slow night, at least the Warriors know that have someone that they can rely on. So, even if Green’s injury turns out to be serious, fans can hold on to the hope that Poole and Steph will make sure they survive until at least Klay’s arrival. However, only time will tell what Draymond’s condition is.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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