Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green says he’s “really tired of seeing [female athletes] complain about the lack of pay” — insisting the time for griping is over, and there needs to be more action.
Maybe not the best choice of words — but ultimately, Green is arguing that women DESERVE better pay, and need to change their PR strategy in order to achieve their goal.
Draymond explained during a Wednesday interview why he believes female athletes — specifically WNBA players — are “doing themselves a disservice by just complaining.”
NBC Sports Bay Area reporter Kerith Burke pushed back and told Green “the women are doing more” than voicing their displeasure … and that’s when the Golden State Warriors star explained his position.
“They’re not laying out steps that they can take to change [the pay disparity],” Draymond explained … “So, it’s coming off as a complaint.”
“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 keep using that.”
Green argued that female athletes need to band together to hold sports leagues, advertisers and other influential organizations responsible for effectively marketing women’s sports — including putting real time, energy and money into promoting talented superstars like WNBA legend Diana Taurasi.
Bottom line — Green considers himself an ally to the women’s equal pay movement … and seems pretty passionate about it.