San Antonio Spurs’ Danny Green Partying with the Miami Heat is Wrong on So Many Levels
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.