Warriors' Draymond Green feuds with NFL reporter over Broncos play
Green apparently thinks that only athletes should comment on sports.
Apparently Draymond Green believes that if you are not an athlete, you should not comment on sports.
After ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter tweeted that Broncos wide receiver Bennie Fowler should have taken a knee before scoring a late touchdown to allow the Broncos to run the clock out against the Chiefs on Sunday night, Draymond Green decided to respond with some serious snark.
In today's doing too much News... no way any athlete would have ever said this.... wow https://t.co/xw1QFmbTgh— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) November 28, 2016
Schefter tried to respond with a discussion of mental plays vs. physical ... and Draymond wasn't having any of it, electing to, for some reason, take shots at ESPN's John Clayton as well.
@AdamSchefter talk to me about a play when you actually play the game... right now your word is very similar to John Clayton...— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) November 28, 2016
So under the logical constraint Green has constructed here:
A. Athletes of any sport can talk about the play of another athlete in a different sport
B. Non-athletes cannot discuss the plays of athletes, because he or she does not play
By extension of (A.), Green is qualified to discuss the throwing decisions of Tom Brady, but not a Patriots beat writer. By extension of (B.), Green is now unqualified to speak on the following subjects: music, film, art, politics, cooking, gardening, cross-stitching, advanced math, fiction writing, magic and the art of illusion, snake-charming, interpretive dance, religion, fly fishing, wood working and civil engineering including but not limited to traffic patterns and the quality of public transportation in the Bay Area.
He is, however, qualified to talk about sports, so he has that going for him.
It's OK for Schefter to have what is an incredibly informed opinion on the play. It's OK for Green to have his opinion, which comes from that of an athlete that has competed on that kind of level. It's a difference of opinion but the idea that no one can have an opinion on sports except athletes? Pretty sure the vast majority America/the world/the internet doesn't share that opinion. Otherwise we would have to talk about one of those other things that Green now asserts we are also unqualified to discuss.
I mean, it's not like Schefter was trying to lecture Green on how to lose a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.
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