Draymond Green and Paul George spoke about white privilege and its manifestation in yesterday’s riots at Capitol Hill.
It’s a small miracle that 11 NBA games were played last night in the wake of the Jacob Blake indictment and the riots in Washington. Several major leagues had shut down in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting. Every major league barring the NHL boycotted games in August.
This time, things are a lot worse for the nation. Trump called for a ‘Stop the Steal’ protest on January 6th after his Presidential election loss was confirmed. Protesters turned up in large numbers from different parts of the country. They ransacked the Capitol building – Nancy Pelosi’s office was a prime target.
Draymond Green brands Washington rioters as terrorists
Green pointed out the clear dichotomy between how a BLM protestor would have been treated vs how things were handled today:
“It just goes to show you where this country is and where this country always has been. It probably is always going to stay this way.”
“They’re not fing protestors, they’re fing terrorists.”
“They’re not f**king protestors. They’re f**king terrorists.”
Draymond Green rips those who involved in Capitol riots 😳🔥pic.twitter.com/9IkJbFxRS2
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Paul George and Marcus Morris discussed boycotting the game
Morris noted the two teams never discussed not playing, but felt that some things take precedence over basketball. He also spoke about the Warriors and Clippers kneeling during the National Anthem:
“To be honest, it’s just hard to really put into words. Just the direction that this country is going in… Just being an African American, I know that, quite frankly, if that were people of color, that would have played out a lot differently.”
“My personal opinion – that wasn’t enough. I thought we shouldn’t have played.”
Paul George echoed the same sentiments in his statements post-game:
“I would have been all for the league just shutting down. I think this was something that definitely should have been addressed. But there’s a middle line to it, there’s a fine line.”
“Nothing was done about how they approached their protest. We tried to protest with peace and you know, we are looked down upon and we’re this and we’re that but we see how they protest.”