Spurs Head Coach Sends a Sarcastic Congratulatory Message to LeBron James & Anthony Davis

Published 11/25/2020, 8:53 AM EST
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) celebrates with guard Danny Green (14) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)


If one looked back at the way Danny Green began his career, they wouldn’t believe that he would end up with 3 championships under the belt.

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With a convincing 4-2 win in the series against Miami Heat, the Los Angeles Lakers along with guard Danny Green became the 2019-20 NBA Champions.

However, after winning, Green received a rather comical text message from his former coach, Gregg Popovich, about LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

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Popovich’s impact on Green has been career-altering. There was a time when Green was at a crossroads as an NBA player. When he was a 2nd round pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he thought his life was going to change, but even before he could begin his second season with them, they cut him off.

A month later, the San Antonio Spurs picked him up, only to cut him off as well, barely in a matter of 6 days. However, Popovich came to his rescue and re-signed him, and then there was no looking back.

If it weren’t for Gregg, Danny wouldn’t have gotten the opportunities necessary in order to establish himself as the player that he is today.

Gregg Popovich’s sarcastic comment for LeBron James

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And now, as he added another title in his resume, Popovich had something to say to his former disciple. “Tell LeBron and AD I said congrats as well, but tell them to play a little more defense,” texted Popovich. This was obviously just to pull his leg.

Coincidentally, Danny and Gregg won their 2013-14 championship against LeBron James’ Miami Heat squad. And now he has become the 4th player in the league’s history to win titles with 3 separate teams. And out of those 4 players, he became the only other player who was also a starter. The other obviously being LeBron James.

Oct 6, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green (14) reacts after a play during the second quarter against the Miami Heat in game 4 of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

However, now the shooting guard has been sent off to Oklahoma City Thunder. But as OKC changes its mind about their roster rebuild, they might look for another team to trade Danny Green to.

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We do not know which team he will play for next season. But with everything that he brings to the table, he will be a valuable veteran for them.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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