NBA Player Draymond Green Criticized For Saying He’s ‘Really Tired’ Of Female Athletes ‘Complaining’ About Pay Gap: They’re Not Laying Out Steps That Can Change That

NBA Player Draymond Green Criticized For Saying He’s ‘Really Tired’ Of Female Athletes ‘Complaining’ About Pay Gap: They’re Not Laying Out Steps That Can Change That

Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green is under fire for his recent remarks on female athletes and the pay gap they experience compared to their male counterparts.

He told NBC Sports Bay reporter Kerith Burke earlier this week,

“I’m really tired of seeing them complain about the lack of pay, because they’re doing themselves a disservice by just complaining.”

He continued,

They’re not laying out steps that they can take to change that. It’s coming off as a complaint because the people that can change it are just going to continue to say, ‘Well, the revenue isn’t there. So if you don’t bring in the revenue, we can’t up your pay.’ They’re going to keep using that, but the reality is, as true as that is, it’s an excuse.”

He went on to say,

Because everyone says, ‘We support women. We support women’s empowerment. We support women in the workplace. We do this for women. We do X for women. Blah, blah, blah. And everyone uses it to their advantage, yet these women are not using these people who are saying these very things to their advantage.”

Earlier this week, he said he didn’t want to take part in women empowerment PSAs because “it’s hypocritical.”

Many took to Twitter to call him out for his remarks. See reactions below.

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Authored by: Char Patterson