Ex-NBA player Royce White says his friend Draymond Green is just wrong to say NBA players should continue the playoffs … explaining why the right move is for everyone to exit the bubble ASAP!!
White spelled out his case during an episode of TMZ Sports Roundtable featuring NFL player Brandon Marshall, and WNBA star Angel McCoughtry.
The video is awesome … the group gets into a spirited conversation about how professional athletes should move forward after demonstrations from players in the NBA, WNBA, MLB, NFL and more.
In other words … what’s the next step?
Royce White — a former 1st round NBA draft pick — says he thinks the NBA needs to ditch the bubble and head back to their communities and get out there with the people.
It’s exactly the opposite of what Draymond Green said earlier this week when he encouraged players to stay and use the NBA platform to effectively send their social justice messages to the masses.
“He’s mistaken, he’s off the path with that,” White said about Draymond … “This is not about awareness campaigns anymore. Report to the front lines. If you can’t report to the front lines, then send aid.”
White also had advice for LeBron James — “Go to Akron Ohio. March with the people. Stay there until something really changes, and If they choose to be all the way violent, let your body be laying in the street when it’s over.”
As for McCoughtry … she weighed in on everything from the WNBA’s plan of action, to the rift between Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler and the players.
As we previously reported, Loeffler is strongly against the league support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Some players have called for Loeffler to sell the team … claiming she has different values than the players she is profiting off of.
Angel — who played 10 years for the Dream — tells us why she does NOT believe Loeffler is a racist … but could better educate herself on social justice issues.
Brandon Marshall — one of the first NFL players to kneel with Colin Kaepernick back in 2016 — told us why he still doesn’t fully accept Roger Goodell‘s Mea Cupla about how the league treated the QB back in the day.
Marshall says he doesn’t feel progress can truly be made until Kaepernick has a job in the NFL again.
One thing Marshall makes perfectly clear, Kaepernick has been training like a maniac … and is still deadly serious about wanting to resume his NFL career.