NBA star Draymond Green visited Israel last week and that’s a problem for Shuan King.
“You got played,” the black lives matter activist wrote. “Flashing a toothy grin with a sniper rifle in Israel on a trip sponsored by Friends of the IDF is so horribly offensive”:
Dear Draymond Green (@Money23Green),
You got played.
Flashing a toothy grin w/ a sniper rifle in Israel on a trip sponsored by Friends of the IDF is so horribly offensive.
They've recently slaughtered 100s of unarmed Palestinians w/ those rifles.https://t.co/v1k0aYXoNS
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) July 11, 2018
Others jumped on the superstar for the Golden State Warriors as well:
It’s also important not to demonize Draymond Green for this. I disagree with his choice, but it’s our job to give him the necessary info. I’m confident that if he had been briefed, he would not have gone.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) July 11, 2018
The Israeli government is pimpin you bro. Go see what's on the other side of that wall. @Money23Green
— 🌹 Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) July 11, 2018
Disgraceful. @Money23Green being used to support #Israeli Defense Forces ; posing as sniper on visit to Israel. C’mon #DraymondGreen! You said “you have to stand for something”. Is this what you meant? Shooting #Palestinian kids? @warriors https://t.co/zlW8LRw4s8
— James J. Zogby (@jjz1600) July 11, 2018
All these folks think Green “got played,” which is a problem:
Draymond Green wouldn’t have been hanging out with the Jews if he knew what I know, says the definitely not crazy or hateful Marc Lamont Hill https://t.co/3SONl0Eo5J
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 11, 2018
It does seem that Green knew what the trip was all about:
And as the Jerusalem Post notes, Green “is a former teammate of Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi.”
— Or Shkedy (@Orshkedy) July 4, 2018
And here’s a video from the Israel Police of Green firing weapons and autographing swag:
.@NBA star @Money23Green, who recently won the championship with the @warriors, came to visit Israel & demonstrated his sniping skills during a tour he conducted with SWAT fighters – @il_police Special Counter-Terrorism Unit 🏀🇮🇱🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/LRRNNZOSa8
— Israel Police (@israelpolice) July 4, 2018
Green also met with President Reuven Rivlin on the trip:
Tremendous pleasure today to welcome Draymond @Money23Green of the Golden State @Warriors. It’s not everyday you get to meet an #Allstar! I hope this will be only your first visit to Israel, come back and visit us soon. pic.twitter.com/kaDwq5i4C8
— Reuven Rivlin (@PresidentRuvi) July 4, 2018
SHAME! Shaun King targets the WRONG reporter with bully mob, has YET to apologize https://t.co/BGGdMLZA1k
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 24, 2018
21,000 retweets, and counting: GUESS which debunked story Shaun King STILL has on his timeline https://t.co/uy7UsqPF2n
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 1, 2018
WHOA: Debra Messing goes after Shaun King for trying to define anti-Semitism (no, seriously) https://t.co/K2tXgJrmeU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 31, 2018