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Warriors' Draymond Green: 'Cool Gesture' for Fan to Match $25K Fine for Charity

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVDecember 3, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 2: Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors smiles after the game against the Chicago Bulls on December 2, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Draymond Green said he appreciated a fan's pledge to match the $25,000 fine the Golden State Warriors forward received after the two had a verbal back and forth during the Warriors' game against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.

"You don't see that happen," Green told reporters of the "cool gesture" made by Alykhan Rehmatullah, the Mavericks fan who jawed with Green.

Rehmatullah identified himself as the fan and said he would donate $25,000 to a charity of Green's choice:

Alykhan Rehmatullah @AlykhanR

<a href="https://twitter.com/Money23Green?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Money23Green</a> I’m the guy you yelled at. Shouldn’t be like that, we were just having fun. <br><br>I’ll match the $25k to your favorite charity, or <a href="https://twitter.com/nbacares?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@nbacares</a>, your call lmk! 🙏🏽 <a href="https://t.co/EdAUH3h51z">https://t.co/EdAUH3h51z</a>

Green said he planned on reaching out to Rehmatullah and that the money "should help someone's kid."

Rehmatullah told ESPN's Kendra Andrews that he was not offended by Green's obscene language.

"Because of that, we can make light of the situation, do some good, make a donation," Rehmatullah said. "Make it charitable. ... [Fan decorum] is a sensitive topic, but it's not always as controversial as it's made out to be."

Thanks to Rehmatullah's donation, this player-fan interaction will result in money going toward a good cause.