Layshia Clarendon is not happy.
The New York Liberty player recently took to Twitter to voice her frustration with what Draymond Green recently said about the state of women’s sports. Instead of addressing him directly, she blamed all Black men for not supporting the league.
“The amount of black men who drag our league and blame women for their problems while not making the connection to how that’s exactly what white people do to you regarding your race just BLOWS MY MIND. That’s the double whammy of being black AND a woman.”
The Golden State Warriors star wanted o raise awareness for women’s sports, but some felt like he missed the mark when he raised points that women have been discussing for years.
“You make those that say they stand for women actually stand up. The NBA wasn’t always the global game that it is today. It wasn’t always driving as much revenue as it does today,” Green tweeted. “But there were people behind it, building the platform, and more importantly telling INDIVIDUAL stories and building up the interest in the players. That’s how the game took off.
“Who’s building up y’all platform? Who’s telling the individual stories of how great y’all are? Building the interest and transforming women’s basketball into a global game?”
“It’s hypocritical. Because these same companies that are telling women empowerment are not putting their money where their mouth is,” Green said. “Call on this companies to support y’all. To infuse capitol into the business.
“Stop allowing them to yell women empowerment for the look. No company grows without funding. Y’all business can grow with the proper funding and story telling. Make these huge companies commit money to y’all cause. That’s empowering! Or don’t yell women empowerment.”
Here’s how social media reacted to the WNBA star: