On Friday, images and stories surfaced all over the Internet of San Antonio Spurs’ guard Danny Green partying with the NBA champion Miami Heat at a nightclub in South Beach following the final game of the Finals on Thursday night.
Given that Green is a friend and former teammate of LeBron James, having played alongside the two-time champ during his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009-10, some have brushed it off as harmless, saying that he was likely just congratulating James on a job well done.
I see it differently.
I don’t mind Green congratulating James and the Heat on beating his Spurs in an epic seven-game series to capture their second straight title. That isn’t the problem at all.
The problem is that a guy who was allegedly ‘under the weather’ for Game 7 — he certainly shot like it, going just 1-for-12 from the field and 1-for-6 from three-point range while finishing with five points — was out partying it up after what should have been the most crushing loss of his young NBA career.
The problem is that a guy who could have easily congratulated his opponents at the arena immediately following the game — and probably did, given that the two teams converged at center court right after the final buzzer — found it acceptable to be out with the enemy just hours after the aforementioned performance.
I don’t know, maybe I’m making much ado about nothing. Maybe I’m holding a grudge against a former adversary of my Duke Blue Devils.
Or maybe, I just think a guy should show a little more loyalty towards his own team.