Draymond Green knows a thing or two about how the NBA fines its players.

Throughout his 12-year NBA career, the Warriors veteran forward has racked up fines totaling approximately $900,000, with suspensions costing him approximately $3.2 million, according to Spotrac.com. With thanks to CBS Sports
Draymond Green suggests NBA fines harm players' ability to accumulate  retirement wealth: 'Not set up for us' | Fox News

On the most recent installment of “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” Green spoke with Shaquille O’Neal about the NBA’s player-finance structure and how it affects players after they retire from competition.

Green stated, “I don’t see the sense in the fines.” It’s not really set up for us to be affluent when we finish playing, despite the fact that we work really hard to amass fortune and come from circumstances that most people never escape.

“There is no setup for this job. The manner in which we pay taxes and receive penalties. You are aware that you have heard about these initiatives. As an example, this program, this program, this program…That s—— is meant to cover everyone’s ass. something guy is supposed to learn something from this curriculum. However, I lose $100,000 if I make a mistake. I mean, when I was growing up, it took my mom four years to make $100,000. And I give that up in a night becauseHow come?”

“I lose $5,000 like that because the referee got upset with me and didn’t appreciate what I said to him? On a tech, say?

Recently, Green’s remarks have gone viral on social media, with many people claiming that, considering his career earnings of around $180 million only from on-court play, the 34-year-old’s viewpoint is outdated.

Some, though, think there may be some merit to what Green is saying, particularly in regards to younger and periphery players on the team who don’t earn nearly as much as Green and other elite NBA players.

That being said, it’s safe to assume that Green is financially secure for the foreseeable future.

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