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'Why stop doing the very thing that offers you the biggest platform' - Draymond Green against canceling the NBA season

Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors wants the NBA season to continue
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors wants the NBA season to continue
Vivek Parimi
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Modified 27 Aug 2020, 19:23 IST
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With the boycott of the NBA games yesterday, the future of the season now hangs in the balance. Players are divided as they have to choose whether or not resume play. Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, who is away from the NBA bubble, posted his opinion on the matter in a long Instagram comment which he later posted on Twitter.


Draymond Green wants NBA players to continue playing this season

Draymond Green in action for the Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green in action for the Golden State Warriors

In his Instagram comment, Draymond Green raised many points as to why the NBA should not shut down. This came in response to news that the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers voted not to continue the NBA season.

Green raised several important points, saying that the NBA is just like any other business and that athletes aren't compelled to stop working while other businesses keep running.

Green went on to speak about the importance of an athlete's platform, saying:

"The notion that athletes should just stop working but no one else in the world should stop is baffling to me. Why stop doing the very thing that offers you the biggest platform to speak for those that look like me."

Draymond Green believes that boycotting NBA games will only take the players' platform away from them which will, in turn, be counterproductive to the social justice movement.

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Also Read: Why are NBA games being postponed?


Draymond Green encourages players to keep using their platform to raise awareness

Draymond Green and LeBron James sharing a moment on the court
Draymond Green and LeBron James sharing a moment on the court

Draymond Green further added that he supports all of his fellow NBA players in the bubble who continue to stand up for what they believe in while continuing to play their hearts out on the basketball court.

It is yet unclear whether the NBA season will be canceled or not. We are also unsure whether players such as LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard will play if the season continues. We look forward to news about the remainder of the NBA season in the coming few hours.

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Also Read: From Barrack Obama to Bill Russell, latest reactions in support of NBA players boycotting the playoff games


Published 27 Aug 2020, 19:23 IST
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