Thursday, May 23, 2024

Odd Houston Flood Question for Draymond Green Gets Reporter Fired

draymond green*An odd question asked about floods in Houston and the viral response from the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green has resulted in a reporter losing his job.

Referencing a story from CSN’s Henry Wofford, Deadspin reports the man who asked Green the question was a first-year reporter based in Houston. The reporter, who Wofford didn’t name, was working for a Chinese publication at the time and was fired shortly after  Green’s angry response went viral.

The question was asked after the Golden State Warriors beat the Rockets in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs on Sunday. According to Deadspin, the strange question was about a connection between the floods in Houston and the Rocket’s performance. From there, the fire was lit as Green stopped the reporter and went off on him for more than a minute.

According to Green, the reporter tried to ask him the same question at practice the day before. Fed up with the strange, seemingly insensitive query, the power forward proceeded to give the reporter a piece of his mind.

As far as what the question was, there is no clue at this time, but Deadspin notes that the appeared the reporter “was winding up to a question that would have trivialized the devastating floods into a framing device for a cutesy inquiry about the correlation between natural disasters and the Warriors winning.”

With the reporter not being a native English speaker and speculation on whether the question was “as purposefully insidious as Green took it to be,” the site wondered if the reporter “could have had some trouble framing his question with the nuance he wanted to.”

So what do you think? Do you think the reporter deserved to get fired or was it a case of the powers that be being “overly harsh” in terminating him?

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