“Younger Guys…Gets F****d”: NBA’s Latest “Blasphemous” CBA Clause Leaves 4x Champion Draymond Green Seething in Rage

Published 04/02/2023, 12:25 AM EDT

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The league recently agreed on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Basketball Players Association. NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski took to Twitter to share the details of the new contract that will last for seven years. The new CBA seems to have included a few significant changes that did not sit well with Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green. Shortly after the reports of the agreement went public, Green took to social media to express his displeasure about one particular clause in the agreement.

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In Wojnarowski’s first tweet about the CBA, it was mentioned that the new deal allowed players to mutually opt out, after completing six years with a franchise. Additionally, the league has also agreed on a new Anti-Drug testing program clause that left many fans baffled. Players have started reacting to this latest update and Green was certainly not happy.

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One of the new additions to the agreement is a second salary cap apron meant to increase trade opportunities for teams of the middle and lower spectrum. The new clause will now allow teams with low salary caps to have an increased chance of recruiting players that generally would have been out of option for them. Simultaneously, this will put certain limitations on teams with higher salary caps while acquiring a player.

This did not sit well with Draymond Green and he made sure to let the NBA world know why. According to the 4x All-Star, teams from the middle and lower spectrum don’t tend to spend higher amounts because they didn’t want to.

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Furthermore, Green felt that the new CBA did not go in favor of the athletes. He wrote, Never seen someone go to a table with the assets that makes an entire machine go, and lose EVERY time! Blasphemous.”

A fan then suggested that he should boycott the agreement and refrain from taking part in games for the remainder of the season. In response, he wrote, “I’m in year 11 bro. It’s the younger guys and also those that aren’t in the league yet that gets F*cked!”

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The league also made changes to the Anti-Drug testing program as part of the new agreement. According to the reports, the usage of marijuana will no longer be against the league rules. NBA first implemented the directive during the 2020 season. It will now be removed for a duration of seven years until the agreement expires.

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Fans were not happy about the change due to several reasons. One of them is the increased possibility of the athletes’ poor on-court performances.

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Siyari Debbarma

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Siyari Debbarma is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering and previously interned at the Y-East Organization as a content writer. Siyari has played quite a bit of basketball throughout her school years, and started following the NBA last year.
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