After Danny Green shot 8 3-pointers at Staple Center, Shannon Sharpe criticised him for shooting well for every team except the Lakers.
After winning a championship at Toronto, Danny Green was acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers following his exceptional shooting season. Although, the 33-year-old shooting guard had a rather underperforming season. Despite the Lakers winning the title, Green was let go as he shot an underwhelming 36.7% from beyond the arc.
This past offseason, Philadelphia 76ers grabbed the 6-foot-6 guard to fill in their two-guard spot. This season, Green is having a terrific time with Philly. He has solidified his role as their primary shooter alongside Seth Curry.
On Thursday night, the Sixers played against the Lakers without their two superstars taking on the court. Despite their valiant efforts, Los Angeles came up short and suffered a 109-101 loss.
On his way to scoring a game-high 28 points, Danny knocked down 8 three-pointers on 66.7% shooting. After his match-winning performance, analyst Shannon Sharpe criticised Green for having a great shooting performance for any team he played for except for the Lakers. Sharpe took it to Twitter and expressed himself:
“Danny Green can make 3s for every tm (team) he plays for except when he played for the Lakers.”
Danny Green can make 3s for every tm he plays for except when he played for the Lakers🙄🙄🙄🙄
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) March 26, 2021
“It was obviously a special night for me”: Danny Green received his 2020 NBA championship ring
No doubt it was a great night for Green, having a tremendous performance with their potential MVP Joel Embiid out. It was an even special night for Danny Green as well as Dwight Howard, who finally received their NBA championship rings. Green opened up postgame:
“Yeah, it was good to see my guys, man. It was a hell of a night, a special night. Obviously, a special night for me. But, we had to focus and lock in to try and win the game.”
He also spoke about what the win meant to the team without the likes of their MVP Joel Embiid. He said:
“For sure, man. Even when we have lost games, we’re competing, we’re believing. Earlier in the year that wasn’t the case. A lot of character has built since then. When Joel was out, we were struggling a lot.”
“But, since the break, we’ve been doing a great job of trusting the system, trusting each other, believing that we can win games. And that’s where it starts. Big confidence booster.”
Green continues to have a great year with the Sixers. He has been averaging a modest 9.6 points while shooting 40.1% from behind the three-point line. He is one of the big reasons why Philadelphia manage to stay on top of the Eastern Conference.