Draymond Green Hopes Person Who Sent Death Threat 'Gets the Help That He Needs'

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 6, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 6:  Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors talks with the media follwoing Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans on May 6, 2018 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Following the Golden State Warriors' 118-92 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Warriors star Draymond Green addressed a tweet in which a fan had wished him dead.

Green told reporters he "[feels] bad for him" and wishes the fan seeks out help. Sports Illustrated shared Green's full comments:

Sports Illustrated @SInow

Draymond Green on receiving a death threat on Twitter: "I just pray that he gets the help that he needs" https://t.co/xMpZrnNME5

Green further commented on the situation on Twitter:

Draymond Green @Money23Green

Interesting tweet @polksalad let’s make sure this @twitter ban come through https://t.co/jv9Sv1Sog7

Draymond Green @Money23Green

And you could’ve saved your wasted time on that apology @polksalad

Kellie Rowe of Fox 2 Detroit shared a screenshot of the since-deleted tweet from comedian Andrew Polk:

Kellie Rowe @kellierowe

@patmuldowney #ratio https://t.co/YXeQgyBJbX

Polk not only deleted the tweet but also deactivated his Twitter account temporarily. He subsequently tweeted an apology to Green, which was later deleted:

trey @treyzingis

go back and delete your account again. https://t.co/vFTFV8lJK8

Green finished with eight points, nine rebounds, nine assists and four steals in Sunday's victory. Golden State was plus-28 with Green on the court, which was the highest plus-minus rating on the team.

The Warriors now hold a 3-1 series lead over the Pelicans as the series shifts back to Oakland, California, for Game 5 on Tuesday night.


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