Each player on the winning NBA In-Season Tournament team will earn $500,000, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported — which is about half of what Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was expecting. The 33-year-old took to social media to share a hilarious response to the prize money on Saturday.
“What happened to the 1mm they said when this idea was first introduced?!?!” Green wrote on Twitter. “Sheesh we lost 500k there too!”
Two years ago, there were rumors that the NBA was considering giving a $1 million prize to every player on the tournament championship team, so Green’s tweet makes sense.
Although the individual prize money will fail to reach seven figures, a total of $7.5 million will be awarded to the players on the winning team.
The controversial superstar has been active on the social media site on Saturday, sharing various thoughts about the NBA’s new CBA and how he thinks it will affect the players negatively.
As part of the new CBA, teams like the Warriors and LA Clippers will have their spending ability curbed, as the league is implementing a second salary cap apron.
The goal is to allow more spending and trade opportunities for teams at the middle and lower spectrum of spending, but it does not sit well with Green at all.
“Players lose again…. Smh!” the four-time NBA champion wrote. “Middle and Lower spectrum teams don’t spend because they don’t want to. They want to lose. So increase their spending capabilities, just to increase them. They continue to cut out the middle. And this is what we rushed into a deal for? Smdh! Never fails.”
And he wasn’t done there.
“Never seen someone go to a table with the assets that makes an entire machine go, and lose EVERY time! Blasphemous,” he continued. “I have a lot more to say about this!! Guess I’ll save it for the pod! I was excited…. A deal about to get done!!! TRASH!!! *Bubba Dub voice.”
Clearly, Warriors’ Draymond Green is not a big fan of the NBA In-Season Tournament or the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, and the next episode of his podcast figures to be worthwhile listening for NBA fans.