Danny Green has reacted to Ben Simmons’ move to the Nets and he ended up throwing shades at Ben and made it known that he won’t handshake him in the upcoming Nets-Sixer game.
Green had previously called on the Philly faithful to be better before booing Ben Simmons but now that he’s moved to the Nets, it seems his love for him has diminished.
Here is what Green said at the time.
“I love our fans, but when things aren’t going well, they can’t turn on you,” Green said at the time, via NBC Sports. “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.”
And here is what Green said while speaking on this season’s upcoming Nets-Sixers matchup in Philly.
“I would be highly surprised if he even plays in that game,” Green said of Simmons. “I don’t know where his health is mentally, physically. I know he had other issues. We all know he does not like to play in Philly. Say that does happen, I see it being a very hectic, playoff-like atmosphere, environment where it may be very rough for him.”
Awesemo also reports on Green’s shade at Simmons.
Danny Green also said he didn’t necessarily think the players who went with Ben Simmons to Brooklyn will get along with their teammate.
“Interesting dynamic of how things went down, interesting dynamic of who went with him,” Green said. “I haven’t had a chance to talk with those guys yet, but I know they weren’t on the most cordial terms.”
But if Ben Simmons ends up playing against Danny Green, Joel Embiid, and co. on March 10th, Green left the door open to a show of respect with Simmons.
“It all depends on how that game goes, how he interacts in that game, how well he plays or how cleanly or non-cleanly he or us plays against each other is going to determine how we shake hands,” Green said. “But I highly doubt he plays in that game and if he does, I highly doubt he wants to shake hands before or after that game.”
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