By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Green revealed that he and his fiancee received death threats following his missed 3-point shot in the last seconds of Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Miami Heat.
Green said that he got in touch with his girlfriend who told him that she’s been sent death threat messages.
“I had to ask, ‘Are you getting death threats?’ And she said, ‘Yeah, you are too,’ and I was like, I don’t know, because I don’t really pay attention or care,” Green said in a zoom call ahead of Game 6. “Nor am I upset, shaken or worried about it. I’m just not one of those types of people. I probably should be a little more paranoid or safe about things.”
With nine seconds to play in Game 5 of the Finals, Green misfired in a wide-open 3-point attempt that could’ve put the Lakers up 111-109 and possibly hand them the championship title. Following the match, he became the subject of hateful reactions by fans on social media.
“I’ve been conditioned to everything that I’ve gotten throughout the whole year and throughout most of the bubble season on social media, it was nothing new to me so it didn’t really matter,” Green said. “It didn’t phase me. Didn’t care. Just ignore it. Those people’s opinions don’t matter to me. The only people in that locker room and on this roster are the opinions that are relevant and that matter to me. And if they’re still confident in me and still encouraged and still believe in me and believe in us, that’s all that matters to me: that we can get this thing done.
“I hope they [fans] are that passionate about voting, or injustice for these people who deserve justice – we’ll get some better change in the country,” Green added on the fans’ emotional reactions against him.