A couple of days ago, Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green made the headlines for the wrong reasons, as he claimed that he was 'tired' of watching women athletes complain about the pay gap in sports.
Needless to say, countless members of the female sports community didn't take Green's comments lightly and went at him for his 'uneducated opinion', claiming that those who have a platform should use it to help.
Among the most outspoken we could see USWNT star Megan Rapinoe. As per usual, she didn't hesitate to call the NBA forward out and went as far as saying that he 'showed his whole ass' with that opinion.
Megan Rapinoe Calls Out Draymond Green Over Women's Equal Pay Comments
"It's really unfortunate, in the position [Green's] in," the soccer superstar said, "having all of the resources that he has and the ability to have a much more educated opinion, that he just hasn't. You obviously showed your whole ass in not even understanding what we all talk about all the time -- WNBA players and us on the national team. You don't think we asked for more money? I mean, what are we screaming about? Nonstop!" Rapinoe said, as quoted by TMZ.
Draymond Green Responds To Megan Rapinoe, Clarifies His Comments
That's why the 3-time NBA champion had to clear the air on his comments during a press conference, citing that he's actually on their side and that his words on the subject were miscontrued:
"I've been waiting on y'all to ask me!" Green started. "I think what I've said has been extremely misconstrued, because I am on their side."
"At the end of the day, what Megan wants and what I want is the same thing. And, if she believes doing something a certain way gets her to the end goal, I'm all for that. And, if I believe doing something a certain way gets to the end goal, I'm all for that. So, if we can both do something to move the needle to get to the end goal, great," he added.
"I have no complaints with whatever it is she wants to do, or any woman athlete wants to do, or anyone who is trying to help drive their cause and what they want to be done. It doesn't matter to me how we get there. What matters to me is that we get there," Green concluded.
It's obvious that female athletes deserve better pay and that they shouldn't have to play year-round in multiple leagues just to get by. Hopefully, this situation will be settled rather sooner than later.