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Warriors star Draymond Green goes on critical Twitter rant on WNBA pay gap, Sue Bird responds

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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is not one to hold his tongue on issues, as he shared his two cents about the inequality between the men’s and women’s basketball scene.

The three-time All-Star recently went on a lengthy Twitter tirade to air his side on the matter and tagged notable WNBA personalities Diana Taurasi, Candace Parker, Brittney Griner, Sue Bird, Nneka Ogwumike and Skylar Diggins-Smith.

Green began his rant by addressing the massive pay gap between the two professional leagues.

The Warriors’ outspoken forward made the case that the WNBA needs to first build a better platform that will allow its players to be known around the world. This includes an in-depth take about their personal stories, which would help build a bigger brand for the league’s superstar players.

Draymond Green delved further into other issues, suggesting a stronger push to force big-time companies to commit to women’s basketball and its players just like it does to the NBA.

The Warriors forward also mentioned 19-year-old UConn phenom Paige Bueckers, and how her arrival could impact women’s basketball in the coming years.

So far, only Sue Bird has responded to Green’s tweet. While she lauded Green for recognizing the problem, the four-time WNBA champion said he tagged the wrong people.

The discrepancies in men’s and women’s sports, especially in basketball, have been a hot topic for debate for quite some time. Unflattering photos of the women’s weight lifting room inside the March Madness NCAA bubble only stirred the pot even more.

There’s still a long way to go for women’s basketball to receive the support they truly deserve, but they certainly have an ally in Warriors star Draymond Green.