Los Angeles Lakers swingman danny green was under a lot of scrutiny after his performance in the recently concluded NBA Finals. His play was a bit inconsistent, to say the least. Now that the dust has settled and the Larry O’Brien is safely back in LA, it seems that there’s a valid reason (or two) for Green’s sub-par outing in their series against the Miami Heat. Green revealed on his podcast called ‘Inside The Green Room’ that he was actually nursing a few injuries during the Lakers’ title run which the team opted to to omit in their injury reports.

“When I got off the plane, man, all the adrenaline wore off, all the injuries came back to life, felt like a newborn baby deer. My legs were numb. I felt my hip, my Achilles, my whole body. Like ‘damn, all the drugs and adrenaline wore off!’ I needed a couple of days before I could celebrate. People were like ‘let’s turn up, let’s drink.’ I’m like ‘nah, I need a couple days. Let me just relax first and get some sleep.’” Green said (via silverscreenandroll.com)

The three-time NBA champion was famously under fire after he missed a wide-open three in the dying seconds of Game 5 which could’ve ended the series a game earlier. Good thing Green proved to be a true vet and rose to the occasion to knock down some crucial shots for the Lakers as they officially took out the Heat in Game 6.

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En route to his third NBA ring, Green was a staple in Frank Vogel’s starting line-up and was given ample amount of playing time to prove his worth for the team. Green played just under 23 minutes in six starts for the NBA champs but shot just 28.9% from long-distance for a measly average of just 7.5 points per game.

Danny Green’s stark volatility was a mystery for Lakers fans throughout the entire playoffs so hopefully this helps explain it. All’s well that ends well.