Why Danny Green hasn’t received his 2019 title ring yet


Danny Green is the only player from the 2019 Toronto Raptors squad who has not received his championship ring.

The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard was supposed to get his ring on Mar. 24, but the NBA suspended the 2019-20 season due to COVID-19 a couple of weeks before that.

The Raptors offered to send the ring to L.A., but Green politely declined, as he wants to be in Toronto with the fans and teammates when he gets it, per Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

The plan was to present Danny Green with his ring in a pre-game ceremony when the Lakers came to town on Mar. 24 – it’s a date he had been looking forward to since the schedule was released. However, with the season on hold since Mar. 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that game was never played, making Green the only player who hasn’t received his ring.

The Raptors offered to send it to L.A., but Green politely declined. It’s also possible that the two teams meet in a neutral location, if the season resumes in Orlando next month, as planned. But Green’s preference is to hold off until he can receive it in front of the Toronto fans at Scotiabank Arena. He may have to wait a while.

Green: “If I win this year, I might get that ring before I get the Raptors ring.”

Green played one season with the Raptors after the team acquired him from the San Antonio Spurs in the blockbuster Kawhi Leonard trade. The sharpshooter averaged 10.3 points per game during the 2018-19 regular season while shooting 45.5 percent from beyond the arc.

During the 2019 playoffs, Green put up 6.9 points and shot 32.8 percent from deep. The veteran guard decided to sign with the Lakers in free agency after Leonard left the Raptors to join the Los Angeles Clippers.

Green, who is a two-time NBA champion, will be at Walt Disney World when the 2019-20 season resumes. His Lakers have the best record in the West.

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