Draymond Green: WNBA Women Are ‘Complaining’ About Pay Gap, Wants More Action

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 05:  Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors smiles during their game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Chase Center on October 05, 2019 in San Francisco, California.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Draymond Green: WNBA Women Are ‘Complaining’ About Pay Gap, Wants More Action

He gave his thoughts during a recent interview.

Published April 2nd

Written by Paul Meara

Draymond Green may not have chosen the best phrasing to relay his displeasure over the lack of progress in closing the NBA/WNBA pay gap, but he’s getting the message out.

The Golden State Warriors forward spoke with NBC Sports Bay Area reporter Kerith Burke recently and said he’s "really tired of seeing [female athletes] complain about the lack of pay" and insisted the time for words is over.

Green says he believes WNBA players are "doing themselves a disservice by just complaining."

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Burke pushed back and said “women are doing more” than just voicing their displeasure, according to the celebrity news outlet. Green then attempted to further explain his position.

"They’re not laying out steps that they can take to change [the pay disparity]," he said. "So, it’s coming off as a complaint."

He added: "Because the people that can change it, they’re just going to continue to say, 'Well, the revenue isn’t there. 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."

Draymond says female athletes need to come together to hold advertisers, organizations and their league accountable and responsible for effectively marketing women’s sports. He also added he considers himself an ally to the women’s equal pay movement.

Watch the interview segment below.

Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images


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