After over three years of waiting, Danny Green can finally wear and enjoy his championship ring with the Toronto Raptors.
Ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers’ Thursday matchup against the Raptors, Green had his own ring ceremony that has been delayed for two seasons. A mini tribute was shown on the jumbotron, with the Raptors faithful inside the Scotiabank Arena showing love and admiration for his contributions to the 2019 magical journey.
Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet, two of the remaining four players that were part of the team’s maiden title, handed the veteran the coveted jewelry that he’s been waiting to have after 1,029 days of patience.
Green, upon joining the Los Angeles Lakers following the title run, wasn’t able to claim his ring in the Raptors’ home turf on the 2019-2020 season because of the COVID-19 shutdown. The following season, he turned down a possible turnover because he wanted to gain it in front of the Canada crowd, as the Raps were forced to play in Tampa Bay for their home games due to pandemic restrictions.
Now, having in his possession the proof of his hard work and labor with Toronto can only be great enough after enduring the extended wait.
Green, despite the inconsistencies in his shooting in the postseason, was a crucial ingredient of the said championship by the Raptors with his wing defense and rich experience. In his lone season with them, he tallied a career-high 45 percent from the three-point land to go with 10.3 markers.