Danny Green has finally spoken out about fans who throw shade at him and other players when they have a bad game. Green has suffered this during the playoffs, especially after Game 1 of the first-round against the Portland Trail Blazers. Green didn't have the best game and the Lakers lost, 100-97, against Portland. Fans were quick to blast Danny and even rapper Snoop Dogg called out the shooting guard for his performance that night.
Green recently talked about all the bullying he received, showing his support to the Clippers' swingman Paul George, and now he aimed directly at hateful fans, calling them out for their attitude when things aren't going as expected.
On his most recent episode of Inside the Green Room, the 2x NBA champion was very vocal about this matter, sending a clear message to those who only cheer for the team when it's all wins.
"Shout out to the real fans that stuck with us when we were down 0-1. Shout out to the real friends, whether we’re playing good or not, (that) are still by our side. Because those are the real ones. You also know who your true friends are. Some of your true friends have your back, but some of them will still post memes and talk sh*t, that’s what they do. When that happens, I say “memes are cool and all, it’s funny and all, but when it comes to you, you don’t see me doing that to you, so why would you do that to me. And if you’re a true friend, you wouldn’t post something for a laugh.” … I don’t take it to heart, but you just know where you stand with certain people and certain fans.
"So when it’s all said and done, hopefully in October if we continue to play the way I know we’re capable (of), we can tell those fake fans to go somewhere and won’t invite them to the parade. Even though there probably won’t be a parade because of the pandemic, we’ll have to do something virtually, but if we are to win, I can give those fake fans a couple fingers that they might not like too much … For the bandwagoners: You’re not real fans. You’re just bandwagon fans. You’re only fans when things are going good. Those aren’t true fans."
Green is tired of all those comments and with due reason. The Lakers are seen as the favorites to win the championship this year and the expectations are high for them; however, losing it and start taking shots at players after just one game doesn't seem too fair.
Danny and the Lakers will be back in action this Friday when they face the Houston Rockets of James Harden and Russell Westbrook, which appears to be a very entertaining series.