Draymond Green recently gave his take on the ongoing conversation about the pay gap between male and female professional athletes.
Green told reporters he's "really tired of seeing [female athletes] complain about the lack of pay" and wants to see more action toward closing the gap. According to Draymond, female athletes, specifically, WNBA players are "doing themselves a disservice by just complaining."
He received pushback from NBC reporter Kerith Burke who said women are doing more to close the gap and raise awareness around the issue. However, Green retorted, "They’re not laying out steps that they can take to change [the pay disparity]," adding, "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 continued.
While his choice of words could've been better for some, Green is firmly situating himself as an ally for women's sports and is looking at how to most effectively see women get the marketing attention and compensation they've demanded.