Here’s How Much TMZ Likely Paid For The Draymond Green Punch Video According To Former Host

TMZ May Have Paid Up To $100K For Draymond Green Punch Video

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On Friday, TMZ once again did what it does best after obtaining a video of Draymond Green demolishing Jordan Poole during a Warriors practice earlier this week, which subsequently (and expectedly) sparked a number of different firestorms after the world got its first look at what went down.

One of the major topics of conversation was exactly how the outlet had managed to get its hands on the footage in the first place.

After the clip surfaced, plenty of people understandably speculated it was an inside job perpetrated by someone inside the Warriors organization, with notable names including Richard Jefferson and David West calling for whoever was behind the leak to be fired.

John Hollinger of The Athletic also noted the video will likely serve as a wakeup call for teams across the league, who will likely be forced to take steps and enact new policies to prevent falling victim to a similar situation.

Of course, there was also one big question that was on the minds of plenty of people: how much did TMZ pay to obtain the video in question? Well, we may have an answer.

A former TMZ employee estimated the outlet paid between $50,000 and $100,000 for the video of Draymond Green punching Jordan Poole

On Friday morning, former TMZ host Van Lathan Jr. (who, interestingly enough, was reportedly fired after getting into it with a co-worker in 2019) pulled back the curtain a bit to shed some light on the financials of the deal that likely led to someone with access to Golden State’s facilities handing the clip over to the website.

While there’s no way to know the exact details, Lathan estimated TMZ paid between $50,000 and 100,000 for a video he said was probably worth upwards of $150,000 based on his knowledge of how the company operates.

Must be nice.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.