It’s been a wild ride for Danny Green and the Los Angeles Lakers. Lakers fans were thrilled to have him this offseason as he was going to bring bonafide 3-and-D expertise to the team, just to call him out and even send him death threats a couple of months later.
Green played a huge part in the Lakers’ Championship run with his defense but he mightily struggled with his shot, even missing a potential title-clinching wide-open three-pointer in Game 5.
That caused a lot of fans to go off on him, including Snoop Dogg, who taped himself ranting over Green and calling him names. Obviously, that didn’t sit well with Jared Dudley, who called him out on JJ Redick’s Load Management podcast:
“Those aren’t true Laker fans, like Snoop Dogg calling out Danny Green and then when we win feeling good. Like this man Danny Green has won three championships on three different teams, being a starting shooting guard. Are we kidding? Like come on, man, like I agree, he missed a shot. He struggled at certain times, but the man is a career 40 (percent shooter).”
Dudley went on to say that, even though he knows that Snoop Dogg is a huge fan of the Lakers and that they’re not going to fight him, you just can’t call another person a b*tch, especially not over a missed three-pointer:
“I don’t question your fandom, because, for one, he’s solidified, he’s cemented when it comes to fandom. I’m questioning your tactic on a trying to help a player help win your team a championship … My only problem with it was you can’t call no man a b*tch. My whole thing is when you come to that, now we’re getting on something personal. And you know when you grow up, I don’t care what age you are, you hear that word, you’re automatically thinking fighting. We’re not fighting Snoop Dogg. He’s a fan,” Dudley concluded.
At the end of the day, it all paid off for the Los Angeles Lakers and their fans. Still, it feels like Danny Green deserves a huge apology from Snoop Dogg and everyone who called him out that way.