Draymond Green’s show of support for Klay Thompson ended up making bettors a lot of money, but there was a delay before the payout.
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Green briefly took to the field to support his teammate on Sunday against the Cavaliers in Thompson’s first game since the 2019 NBA Finals.
After the tip, Green, who has a calf injury and won’t play against the Grizzlies on Tuesday, fouled and checked.
Final statistics line: zero points, zero assists, zero bounces. A little reminds you of the infamous Tony Snell meme, only Green recorded less than a full minute of playing time.
Bettors who were briefed on the plan on social media sought to capitalize on an apparent lock – betting the least on prop bets of Green, a player known for filling out the stats sheet. The Warriors tweeted at 8:31 p.m. ET – the report was scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET –that Green would not stay in the game beyond the opening tip.
This situation created controversy as Green only played ceremonially, which left his markets open to lines removed had he been excluded.
This created controversy as the betting sites decided how to handle the excessive bets and the lower bets since Green technically gambled, but it was only ceremonial.
At least one sportsbook has paid off those who bet the most and honor to win under the tickets. Another chose to void the bets, while another marked them as a loss.
So the quick bettors were finally rewarded after a delay that caught the attention of the sports betting industry.
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