“I feel bad for the city of Oakland, man,” Green said when asked about the subject after the Warriors’ 113-106 win over the Houston Rockets. “I don’t even know how that’s going to work, honestly, with a football team moving to Las Vegas. I feel bad for the city.
“If I was a fan, I wouldn’t attend a game for the next three years, but that’s just me. That’s ridiculous. No way I would pay my way to attend a game.”
NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas on Monday by a 31-1 vote. The team’s new home, a $1.9 billion domed stadium, is not expected to be completed until 2020. The Raiders will remain in Oakland for the next two seasons and potentially a third.
It will be the second time the Raiders will have left Oakland — the franchise played in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1993 — but Green is appalled by the move.
“That’s like moving the Dallas Cowboys or like moving the Packers. Like, moving the Raiders?” Green said. “You can move a lot of teams. Ain’t many fan bases like the Raiders’ fan base. It’s like moving the Boston Celtics from Boston or the Lakers from L.A. Like, you just don’t move certain franchises with the fan base that they have. It’s one thing if you’re moving from Oakland to Fremont or something, but to Las Vegas?
“I wouldn’t attend a game. I won’t attend a game, and I’m not a die-hard Raiders fan, but I do support the city of Oakland.
“I feel like all fans should feel that way. You just don’t do that.”