Gregg Popovich’s cheeky text to Danny Green about LeBron James, Anthony Davis after Lakers won title
Former Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green and the rest of his team previously came out with a convincing 4-2 series win against the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals. After winning his third ring, the North Carolina standout received a text from a familiar presence in his former head coach Gregg Popovich, via GQ.
The multi-titled tactician reportedly sent him a message saying:
“Tell LeBron and AD I said congrats as well, but tell them to play a little more defense.”
Both Green and Popovich spent a significant amount of time together as members of the San Antonio Spurs organization from 2011 to 2018. The two also won a championship during the 2013-2014 season against LeBron James’ Miami Heat squad which they defeated in five games. Green owes a lot to Popovich who gave him the necessary breaks and opportunities that he needed in order to establish himself as one of the league’s best shooters in previous years.
He also had the best statistical campaign of his playing career with the Spurs during the 2014-2015 season where he recorded norms of 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 81 games played as a starter.
Green went on to take his talents to the Toronto Raptors where he successfully won the second ring of his career followed by his most recent stint with the Lakers. He is bound to play for his fourth team heading into his 12th season in the league after he was previously traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the ongoing free agency window in the 2020 offseason.
Although Danny Green already moved on from the Spurs and bounced off a couple of teams, he remains to be one of the players who had a valuable role in giving Gregg Popovich the fifth and most recent NBA title of his illustrious coaching career.