Draymond Green talks to the Ringer about NBA media coverage, Ben Simmons
Golden State Warriors Draymond Green spoke with The Ringer about a variety of topics yesterday, ranging from him losing interest in playing basketball after the Warriors to the current state of the NBA and media. Obviously, if we’re writing about Draymond Green, there had to be something he said that relates to the Philadelphia 76ers. From there, it’s easy to assume that relation comes from none other than Ben Simmons, who will speak to the media for the first time since Game 7 today at 11:30am.
Green is one of the more vocal leaders in the NBA. When talking about his future when he steps away from playing basketball, he acknowledged that broadcasting was definitely in his plans. He wants to use his platform, in his words, to change how the league is covered.
Here’s what Draymond said in The Ringer article:
“All these shows that you turn on, they’re about basketball, but they’re not really about basketball,” he says. “It bothers me when I can’t turn on a TV show and learn about the game of basketball. The only thing I can learn is that Ben Simmons don’t want to play for the 76ers.”
Really not much to say about it. Green of course, isn’t wrong. Any type of coverage across any sport these days is essentially just a reality television show. During the NBA offseason, the star of the reality TV series was obviously Ben Simmons. As everyone knows by now, Ben Simmons doesn’t want to play basketball in Philadelphia.
I mean look at this clip from today. This is how dumb the media is:
I want nothing more than a change in the way sports are reported on television and through local media outlets. The Ben Simmons saga this offseason was bizarre and downright exhausting at points. Social media really screwed everything up with sports as well, where now, some random person in San Francisco can pretend that he has an inside scoop on Ben Simmons, when in reality, he’s just being fed propaganda bullshit from Klutch Sports and Rich Paul. Yes, I’m talking about you Jason Dumas.
Anyways, we’ll hear from Ben Simmons in roughly an hour. I wouldn’t hold your breath for anything of substance. I’m thinking a quick 3-4 minutes on how he’s focused on what’s ahead and if he’s with the 76ers his job is to help the team win, and that’s what he plans on doing.