Draymond Green Rips Fan Who Sent Death Threat on Twitter, Calls for Account Ban

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMay 7, 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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Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green declined to accept the apology from a fan who made a death threat toward the three-time All-Star on Twitter.

Kellie Rowe of Fox 2 Detroit shared a screenshot from the tweet in question:

Kellie Rowe @kellierowe

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

Comedian Andrew Polk apologized in a since-deleted tweet, but Green wasn't ready to strike a conciliatory tone:

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

Following the Warriors' 118-92 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, Green addressed the threat, telling reporters he wished for Polk to receive help. Sports Illustrated shared his 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

While Green indicated he asked Twitter to ban or suspend Polk's service through the social media platform, it would appear Polk deactivated the account.

Green narrowly missed out on a triple-double in Sunday's victory, finishing with eight points, nine rebounds, nine assists and four steals. Golden State now holds a 3-1 series lead on New Orleans and can close things out at home Tuesday in Game 5.


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