Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat was nearly decided but fate decided to swing in another direction. With just 10 seconds to go Lakers combo player, Danny Green failed to hit a big three-point shot that could have sealed the win for the squad, and fans on Twitter are letting him have it.
Facing elimination, the gritty Heat led by Jimmy Butler gave the Lakers all they could handle and were up by just one point with 10 seconds to go. With LeBron James going to Green for an open look at the basket, the shot rang out, and immediately fans began throwing tomatoes at their TVs.
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said in post-game comments that the Heat benefitted from friendly whistles that favored Butler getting to the line. As far as the missed shot, James defended his teammate and said that the shot just didn’t fall in.
“I trusted him, we trusted him, and it just didn’t go,” James said of Green.
As a 40% three-point shooter, Green should be trusted to hit a big shot like that as he’s done time and again as a contributing player on two championship teams, the San Antonio Spurs and the Toronto Raptors.
Despite his numbers and solid reputation as a defender, Lakers and NBA Twitter have been frying the man nicknamed “Deadshot” perhaps a bit unfairly at this point. Game 6 of the NBA Finals takes place this coming Sunday with the Lakers once again armed with a chance to take home another NBA championship for the storied franchise.
The final score of the game was 111-108. Game 6 takes place on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 PM ET.
Check out the reactions from Twitter below.
Twitter Calls Danny Green A Bricklayer After Missing Crucial 3 During Lakers-Heat Game was originally published on hiphopwired.com
You can shoot better than Danny Green in the DM's right now, this is your moment.— Ahmed🇸🇴/I did shit with Mariah (@big_business_) October 10, 2020
You “basketball experts” kill me. Y’all have been watching Lebron play for 17 years and EVERY SINGLE TIME he has made that play but you want him to shoot with multiple people around him when his teammate is WIDE OPEN.— Chris Ross (@cmross6) October 10, 2020
And Danny Green shoots better than you! Lol
Lebron James when he saw Danny Green in the locker room last night pic.twitter.com/SXlSZgqtiI— Jellz (@Jelllz_) October 10, 2020
Kobe in heaven when he sees Danny Green wearing a Mamba Jersey: pic.twitter.com/aTWnOBC3tM— 👽 (@Drizzyy10k) October 10, 2020
This how Danny green be shooting pic.twitter.com/1GbCS6Dlvy— Burrito (@JmainePlayz) October 10, 2020
Danny green going back to his dayjob after LeBron kicks him out of the NBA pic.twitter.com/od3Rg0qPRc— tok ☘️➐ (@Tok_1804) October 10, 2020
Frank Vogel explaining why he subbed Danny Green in for the final possession. pic.twitter.com/numBReXUrm— Daniel.Green (@DanielG85818547) October 10, 2020
Niggas said this was Danny Green for the win pic.twitter.com/vx04tfH9z4— Bilal Moss (@noloveLAO) October 10, 2020
Lebron asking Vogel to trade Danny Green for next season pic.twitter.com/yAAEOPPqNQ— 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 (@SpeedySalvy) October 10, 2020
I don’t think anyone needs an IQ more than 10 to know that Lebron made the right play in passing to a free Danny Green after drawing players to himself. Jordan and Kobe did same in the same position, only they had team mates who made the shots. #ENDSARS https://t.co/zhmuUCWsBr— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) October 10, 2020