Close friends and family members of NBA players began entering the NBA bubble Monday, a long-awaited reward for teams that advanced past the first round of the playoffs. Danny Green will be reunited with his fiance, Blair Bashen, whom he proposed to June 14 at a beach in Ventura.
He will definitely need the change as he was blasted throughout the first round for his poor shooting performances against Portland.
His bad shooting led to him getting relentlessly trolled online. On his most recent episode of Inside the Green Room, the veteran guard was clearly not happy about the hate he received.
“I try to see everything from all perspectives. I understand not just the situation I’m in, but the situation everybody is in. There’s not much else going on around the world, people are watching basketball. There’s not much else to watch … There’s a huge focus on what we’re doing and how we’re playing. So a lot of people are tense inside the house, so they take it out on us half the time.”
But my Nanna used to say ‘people are gonna talk shit about Jesus and Muhammad, what makes you think you’re safe?’ So I just try to block out the noise, man. Anybody that’s negative that comes across my page, I usually just block them or ignore it … Just trying to stay focused and have the words of encouragement from my teammates, my coaches and just keep playing basketball. So yeah, especially playing in a big market, that’s expected. They’re gonna talk crazy about you, talk crazy to you, people call it ‘cyberbullying,’ whatever … People just like to talk shit.”
Green went on to blast bandwagon Lakers fans and give a shoutout to the real ones.
“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.”
The Lakers won their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers, 4-1. It was the first postseason series they won since 2012.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.