Draymond Green tried to go back with his comments about women’s sports and equal pay Thursday night, just a day after Megan Rapinoe slammed the Golden State Warriors star for his admission.
Green insisted that while it may not necessarily seem to be based on his comments, both he and Rapinoe want the same thing.
“I think it’s unfortunate that she thinks it’s unfortunate that it’s my view,” Green said. “At the end of the day, it’s what Megan wants and what I want. And if she thinks doing something in a certain way gets her to the ultimate goal, I̵7;m all for it. And if I think doing something in a certain way reaches the ultimate goal, I’m all for it. ”
Green was ‘really tired’ of seeing complaints about equal pay
In a series of tweets last week, Green began talking about the pay gap in sports – something that Rapinoe and the rest of the women’s national team have been at the forefront of. He argued that in order for women in sports to achieve better pay, they need to build their platforms better.
He then doubled down on that statement days later, saying he was “really tired of watching [female athletes] complain about the lack of pay because they are doing themselves a disservice by just complaining. “
They clearly do not take Rapinoe well – who constantly advocates for greater investment in women’s sports and even did so last month in the White House. By all accounts, she has done far more than “just complain.”
“You’ve obviously shown your whole ass and not even understood what we’re all talking about all the time, whether it’s WNBA players or us here on the national team,” she said of Green. “So it was frustrating.”
Following this criticism, Green said his comments had been misunderstood.
He does not try to fight with Rapinoe on the subject, but rather hopes that they “can both do something to move the needle to get to the end goal.”
“It doesn’t really matter to me how you get there,” Green said. “What matters to me is that we get there. I will not sit here and condemn her comments to me or what she has done. I have full support for what she is doing to reach the ultimate goal, because that is what I want to see happen. ”
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