NBA star tries to bluff porker pro, loses big
The Warriors’ Draymond Green has a difficult time on Poker After Dark
Draymond Green is apparently more adept at fast moves on the basketball court than at the poker table. The star of the Golden State Warriors recently took on some of the best names in poker on Poker After Dark, only to find himself lose a key hand. When it comes to bluffing, he should keep his fakes in the NBA.
Green was participating in a cash game on PokerGo’s popular show when he found himself facing off against Maria Ho. That’s never a good spot to be in no matter who you are, but Green figured he had some skills against the World Poker Tour winner and tried them out. Holding 8-5 of clubs, he tried to make a run for the flush, picking up a third club on the flop. It was all downhill from there.
On the turn, a diamond meant he had no shot at his hand and hadn’t even picked up a pair. Both players checked to see the river card, which was an Ace of hearts. Dead in the water, Green assumed Ho was either drawing dead, as well, or didn’t have a strong hand, so he went in for the kill, as he moved all in with absolutely nothing.
Ho wouldn’t have won over $3.8 million in live action if she were a timid player and she could read Green like a book. She called after essentially calling Green a rusty poker player and took the pot, and all Green’s money, with just a pair of deuces. Just like that, Green was down, but bounced right back as he put up another $5,000 to keep playing.