Draymond Green Says He Won't Attend Raiders Games Due to Las Vegas Relocation

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 29, 2017

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the LA Clippers during an NBA basketball game at ORACLE Arena on February 23, 2017 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green offered his thoughts on the Oakland Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas.

The two-time All-Star also said that while he isn't a big Raiders fan, he doesn't plan on seeing a game live out of solidarity with fans in the Bay Area.

"It's one thing if you're moving them from Oakland to Fremont or something. But to Las Vegas?" Green said, per the San Jose Mercury News' Anthony Slater. "I wouldn't attend a game. I won't attend a game. I'm not a diehard Raiders fan, but I do support the city of Oakland, so it ain't for me. I feel like all fans should feel that way. That's ridiculous."

Green's feelings are likely echoed by many in Oakland, which will make things awkward for the Raiders for the next two years. During the press conference announcing the move, team owner Mark Davis confirmed the Raiders intend to play at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for 2017 and 2018, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Raiders fans are some of the most rabid in the NFL, but even they may struggle to find the motivation to attend games in the Coliseum knowing the team is leaving for Vegas in a few years.

Davis also said he'd refund money spent on season tickets, per Rapoport, which could put a further dent in the team's attendance.

At least fans in Oakland still have the Warriors, who just recorded their 60th win of the season and look the favorites to win an NBA title—not to mention the Oakland Athletics open the 2017 season against the Los Angeles Angels Monday.

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