Danny Green shows soft mentality, doesn’t like being booed
Since the 76ers were eliminated this season, Danny Green has held nothing back when discussing the 76ers and Philadelphia. Over a week ago, Green criticized Ben Simmons for his inability to improve on his own and is now attacking Philly fans. Green joined John Clark on his podcast, “The Takeoff,” and had this to say about Sixers fans.
“It has an effect on everybody, and I think that’s something that needs to change in the city. I love our fans, but when things aren’t going well, they can’t turn on you. That’s the one thing I would disagree with or dislike. Some guys use it as motivation, some guys have a chip on their shoulder, but I think that needs to change.”
“They need to be riding with us, regardless of how things are going. We’re the No. 1 team in the East, still playing well, and in some games, they’ll boo us – that’s part of the culture here, part of their way of showing they love us – but with a guy like Ben, and other guys, I think they need to stick behind them and stick by them as long as they can, until the horn blows. And even then, he’s here. He’s given so much to the organization and the city, on and off the court, that he deserves that respect and that support.”
Danny then continued to say that the city of Philadelphia treats players inhumanely when things aren’t going well.
“We are humans and people, too. We’re not zoo animals where you can throw things or be on our side when it’s convenient.”
While I understand the second comment somewhat, it was one outlier incident where a crappy fan hit Russell Westbrook with popcorn. Danny Green very clearly knows the city loves our players but will hold them accountable to be better. Does he want us to cheer when the team fails to show up during Game Seven at home? Ben Simmons has refused to shoot, and the city has backed him up for several seasons, but his showing against Atlanta was embarrassing; he deserves the boos and criticism 100%.
You are making $15 million a year Daniel, 76ers fans are entitled to let you know when you aren’t playing well by booing you. With all of his recent comments and how Danny Green has talked about Philly on his podcast, it doesn’t seem like he will be back next season. If you’re back next season, the city of Philadelphia will be sure to cheer you on while shooting 0/10 when down 30.
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