Draymond Green is one hell of a basketball player. He should stick to his strengths.
Green learned that lesson the hard way recently after playing in PokerGo's Poker After Dark cash game against several professionals.
He's never been one to shy away from a challenge, but against Maria Ho, Green got a little too bold. Holding an 8 and 5 of clubs in his hand, Green didn't get much help when the 2 of spades, 9 of clubs and ace of spades showed up on the flop. Ho wasn't situated much better, after being dealt the king of diamonds and 2 of hearts.
The turn -- the 4 of diamonds -- didn't change the landscape, so both players checked.
On the river, the ace of hearts popped up, prompting Green to get a little daring.
Green went all-in -- with a whole bunch of nothing.
After asking Green when the last time he played poker was, Ho called with just slightly more than nothing -- a pair of twos.
Before they had even flipped over their hands, Green knew he was done for.
Beaten by a pair of twos. Ouch.
Clearly, it didn't hurt Green as much as it would the average individual, as he immediately bought back in for another $5,000.
After signing a four-year, $100 million extension with the Warriors last month, Green has more than enough funds to continue to try his luck at poker. But based on his ill-fated bluff, perhaps that would be unwise.