Draymond Green Slams NBA’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement And Claims Players ‘Lose Every Time’

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The NBA appears to have avoided what would have been a minor catastrophe when it agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement with the NBA Players Association on Friday.

But that doesn’t mean that everybody is happy about it.

The league and the players barely beat Friday’s deadline for negotiations, avoiding what could have been a potential lockout.

But the new agreement comes with a number of new changes as well. Among them are the addition of an in-season tournament as well as rules to limit the spending power of certain teams.

And Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, who is never one to hide his feelings, isn’t all that big of a fan.

Players lose again…. Smh! 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,” Green tweeted.

His tweet appeared specifically in response to the rules limiting spending powers of the biggest teams. The Warriors are currently the league’s highest-valued team, but they also spend the most money.

While many will write off Green’s comments as a biased defense of his own team, he makes a good point. Almost every team in the NBA is capable of spending similarly to the Warriors. And Golden State has shown that doing so can still be extremely profitable.

But owners continue to tell players that they cannot afford to spend more all while the league grows at an exponential rate. Green has every right to wonder why players would agree to such a deal.

And fans seem to agree as well.

Ultimately, it seems like every time there’s a labor dispute in sports the owners come out on time. Some things may just never change.