Doug Gottlieb: “I think Draymond is a really smart basketball player, and I think he’s a pretty smart human being, but this is the problem with guys within their own workspace where they lose track of reality. Let me help you out with ‘REALITY’: reality is that Andre Drummond makes $22 million a year to play basketball… He’s going to be traded to a better team and he’s still getting paid. All you gotta do is show up to work, work hard, and go home. Let’s not act like this is hurting his ‘mental health care.’ SORRY, nobody actually cares in that particular instance... Everything Draymond Green said sounded really good, sounded really profound, and sounded really bold, so he doesn’t actually have to take ‘Q & A', but sorry dude, NOBODY CARES. These guys aren’t getting fired. They’re not getting cut… Draymond is smart but stupid at the same time. He’s literally talking out of his rectum. The reality is; sorry dude, you play in a profession where you’re ridiculously compensated for a short period of time – IT’S THE GREATEST LIFE EVER. The idea that you’re on the same level as ownership is a joke. The idea that ownership and general managers aren’t criticized is a joke. The fact that you’re critizing the process of trading somebody when they don’t play and somehow it’s wrong to have them sit there in cities and cheer for their team even though their team is going to bail on them is a joke. EVERYTHING HE SAID WAS WRONG… I love watching Draymond Green but this was nonsense. The NBA’s victimhood is a joke. Andre Drummond is the victim of nothing. A ‘victim’ of a ridiculous contract. You can say ‘well, he was averaging 17 and 13’ – if he was that impactful then they wouldn’t be one of the worst teams in the NBA. He’s getting traded to a better team and he gets to keep every penny, what’s the issue??” (Full Audio Above)
Listen to Doug Gottlieb discuss Draymond Green’s recent rant that seemed to call out the hypocrisy of NBA players like James Harden getting blasted for ‘packing it in’ before an impending trade and essentially limiting their own playing time, while the same public lambasting is not being shown towards franchises like the Detroit Pistons who effectively mailed it in as well by benching Andre Drummond prior to an imminent trade.
Check out the audio above as Gottlieb picks apart everything Draymond said during a press conference earlier this week, saying that Green is ‘talking out of his rectum’, ‘100% wrong’, and that NBA players need to stop playing the victim card when in reality they aren’t ‘victims’ at all.