Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green said he is “tired” of listening to female athletes complain about unequal pay.
The NBA star said on Wednesday that female athletes who claim that there is an unfair wage gap based on gender are not doing anything to correct it other than complain. His comments come after U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe spoke about the alleged pay discrimination from the White House on March 24.
“You know, I’m really tired of seeing them complain about the lack of pay because they’re doing themselves a disservice by just complaining,” Green said. “They are [just complaining] because they’re not laying out steps that they can take to change that. So, it’s coming off as a complaint because the people that can change it, they are 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