Danny Green claims Lakers aren’t ‘worried about anybody but us’
Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Danny Green knows there are a handful of elite teams in the Western Conference this season.
Everyone wants to see the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers meet in the 2020 Western Conference Finals. Green, a two-time NBA champion, claims the Lakers don’t view the Clippers as rivals and aren’t worried about them:
“We’re not worried about anybody but us,” Green told Wosny Lambre of The Athletic. “We feel like we have what we need (for a championship) and if we do things the right way like we’re supposed to, we feel like the only team that can beat us is us. So we just need to stay healthy and do things the right way. But they (Clippers) obviously have a good team, as well as some other teams in the west.
“We’re definitely not sleeping on anybody. But were just worried about reaching our full potential. If we reach our full potential and don’t win, we can live with that. We can’t let small things like rivalries distract us from our goal of being the last ones standing.”
This is the right approach by Danny Green. If the Lakers’ focus is on other teams and what they’re doing, they won’t be able to accomplish their goal of winning a championship.
The Clippers, led by Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, pose a serious threat to the Lakers, but so do the Houston Rockets, who are led by James Harden and Russell Westbrook. There are other loaded teams in the West as well.
The Lakers will be facing plenty of stiff competition once the postseason starts, that’s for sure.