Russell Westrbook’s incident with a fan in Utah earlier this week has been a major topic of discussion around the NBA, and Draymond Green has an issue with the way the league handled it.
While speaking with reporters on Friday, Green said he feels the NBA should stop fining players for defending themselves when they’re “completely disrespected.” He believes that encourages fans to heckle players knowing a response will result in disciplinary action.
“If I’m someone who’s not happy with my life and I’ve got an opportunity where I’m going to someone else’s place of employment and I know if I say something to them and they say something back, they lose money — misery loves company,” Green said.”
“The (more) our penalties are raised and blasted to the world, people are gonna keep doing that. At the end of the day, what do they really lose? Our families lose money that we provide.”