Danny Green voiced his dismay with Lakers fans that choose only to support him and the team when they win. He called out the “bandwagoners” and went so far to say that they’re “not real fans” on his podcast “Inside The Green Room.”
Green has been lacklustre since arriving in Orlando, shooting a subpar 37.3% from the field and 29.6% from three. However, fans spewed vitriol for the Lakers veteran, most notably after their game one loss to the Trailblazers. Even Snoop Dogg condemned Green for his poor shooting in game 1.
The Lakers would end up gentleman sweeping the Blazers, and Green found the naysayers suddenly turned amicable. The two-time champion expressed his frustrations with the fake fans and insisted that he “won’t invite them to the parade.” Moreover, if they do find a way in, Green states that he has a “couple [of] fingers” for them — if you know what I mean.
“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, are still by our side,” said Danny Green. “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 [expletive], 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.’
“So, when it’s all said and done, hopefully in October if we continue to play the way I know we’re capable, 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 said on his podcast.
The Lakers are currently amongst the favourites to win the NBA title. They’ll continue that quest against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Semi-Finals on Friday.