“Draymond I Got $10 Million For You To Get In The Ring”: Jake Paul Sees An Opportunity For Draymond Green In Boxing

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Draymond Green’s Superman punch to Jordan Poole is now the shot heard around the sports world as Draymond’s energized presence has taken on a whole new life. After looking like the new Charles Oakley meets bully on the Bay Area hardwood, Green has received some interesting responses to his latest display of emotion.

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul saw the footage and has offered Green a slot on his upstart Most Valuable Promotions. Paul began a slew of Twitter messages about the Green and Poole incident that began with an offer and divulged into a threat.

“Gotta get Draymond Green in the boxing ring,” Paul tweeted.

Then Paul started fantasizing out loud about potential matchups for Green.

“Draymond Green vs Deron Williams. Who wins?”

Next came an online business proposal.

“Draymond I got $10 million for you to get in the ring on the next Most Valuable Promotions pay per view. Who you want? @Money23Green”

Last, Paul let it be known that he would give Green the business.

“To be clear the JP that Draymond slept is Jordan Pool. This JP would sleep Draymond in 1 round.”

Paul is staying true to his brand as “The Problem Child,” and now he is wrangling former pro athletes of other sports onto his fight cards. His next fight on Oct. 29 against Anderson Silva features the second appearance in the ring of former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell against former UFC fighter Uriah Hall.

Green is seen leaving his feet and throwing punches that knock Poole to the ground. Green and Poole both want contract extensions, and this video makes it clear the Warriors have potentially made their choice. The problem now is Green is 32 and in line for a max contract extension, which he was looking for from the Warriors. The four-time All-Star defensive captain “wants and believes he deserves a maximum contract extension from the Warriors.

Green has had an altercation with a teammate before. During the 2016 season, at halftime of a game against Oklahoma City, Green had to be restrained from going after head coach Steve Kerr in the locker room at halftime.

Draymond Green has branded himself as the ultimate teammate and team motivator, which has helped the Golden State Warriors win four championships with him in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022. Green has played with the Warriors since entering the league in 2012 in the second round as the 35th overall pick. On Aug. 3, Green became eligible to sign a four-year deal, but Twitter has debated if Green’s contributions are worthy of a max contract.

His play last season, especially during the playoffs, was the constant fodder for the talking heads, even en route to a championship. He averaged 7.5 points on 52.5 percent shooting from the floor while contributing 7.3 rebounds. He also gave the Dubs 7.0 assists in 28.9 minutes each in over 46 games.

Green has looked like a distraction in other ways recently. As a polarizing figure in the NBA, Green has pushed the buttons of the players, refs, and fans while changing the way his story’s on his podcast, “The Draymond Green Show.”

Debating if Green deserves his money seems disrespectful as a player, but the punch heard worldwide has provided a reason to look past all that.


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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.