Wait, what!?! A professional sports league was proactive about avoiding a work stoppage by coming to a mutually beneficial, long-term agreement before the absence of one became a story? Why didn't the NFL or NHL think of that? What a concept! Nothing to dislike about the continued operation of an association that seems to be getting more and more profitable by the day, right?
Look, I am not going to pretend to know every stipulation that was written into the new deal made between the old, rich, stubborn, white owners and the NBAPA. I am also most certainly not going to do the research or reading necessary to educate myself. Literally every other player that has spoken on the subject has given the new state of affairs in which run-of-the-mill role players are worth over 8 figures a year and stars can net as much as $36 million a season rave reviews. With that in mind, I would have assumed that things were going pretty damn well for the athletes in the fasting growing sports league on American soil.
That is, until I saw Draymond Green incessantly bitching about being on the short end of the stick on social media. That changed things for me. I now have no choice but to believe that every non-woke basketball player (yes, CP3 included) has been swindled by the league that continues to guarantee their contracts and lets them embrace their personalities on a nightly basis. I don't know what Draymond Green's major gripe is, but he's never had a completely baseless complaint before so I refuse to believe that he's starting now. The guy said it himself and I think we need to take him at his word. He doesn't argue calls, so why would he choose to argue about the infrastructure of the organization that employs him before it was even officially set in stone unless he was 100% certain he was in the right? Everyone is pumping their fist and acting like the quick, orderly negotiations that are sure to keep the NBA continuing on it's sky-high upward trajectory were a good thing? HA! Kick rocks. Draymond is going to stick to kicking literally any and all of his opponents' extremities when they come within sniffing distance of him - while he still can without repercussion, anyway.