Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has sent a message to people saying sports can wait.
NBA players decided to boycott Wednesday’s playoff games. There’s reportedly talk of the entire postseason being canceled. The Lakers and the Clippers reportedly voted to boycott the remainder of the season on Wednesday night.
While Green supports his fellow NBA players, he also wants them to understand how important their platforms are – and that those platforms come from playing.
“I stand with my brothers in the bubble continuing to stand for what’s right and fight the oppression of Black People. But I do hope that they understand, that we too have a job to do, which is continue building that very platform that we are using to speak for OUR PEOPLE!” he wrote on Twitter.
Green then shared a lengthy message he sent to someone saying sports can wait right now.
“The notion that athletes should just stop working but no one else in the world should stop is baffling to me,” he wrote. “Why stop doing the very thing that offers you the biggest platform to speak for those that look like me/us.”
This is my response/many questions to a guy that said sports can wait. pic.twitter.com/OShzslHnwI
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) August 27, 2020
NBA players are reportedly meeting again on Thursday morning and there’s growing optimism that the playoffs will eventually resume.
A final decision on the NBA’s season could come today.