The Toronto Raptors parted ways with Danny Green after just one season north of the border, but his contributions during that season will live on forever, as his sweet shooting and feisty defense helped Toronto take home their first championship in franchise history during the 2018-19 campaign.
Green immediately decided to make the trip down to Los Angeles, where he helped the Lakers add to their stuffed trophy cabinet. After giving the Philadelphia 76ers a veteran 3-and-D guy for their run to the second round of the playoffs, Green signed a hefty contract for the next two seasons.
Even with all of that, it’s clear that Green values the time he spent with the Raptors, as his championship was accentuated by the fact he had one of the best statistical seasons of his career. He chose to commemorate the title by immortalizing it on his left arm forever.
Green made his entire left arm a tribute to the Raptors, complete with a replica of the Larry O’Brien Trophy, Toronto’s raptor claw mark logo, the CN Tower, and an incredibly detailed depiction of the dinosaur the franchise is named after.
He also got some ink commemorating the Lakers title, but we think the Raptors one looks much sharper.
Danny Green will never forget his title with the Toronto Raptors.
Green averaged 10.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while making 45% of his 3-point attempts during the regular season, starting all but two games. He did have some rough patches early in the postseason, but he was able to recalibrate in time to make some clutch shots.
Green hit 36% of his 3-point attempts against the mighty Warriors in the postseason, and almost every one of them seemed to break Golden State’s back. He may have been a one-year rental, much like Kawhi Leonard, but Toronto couldn’t have asked for much more out of him.
Green values his 2019 ring so much that he didn’t even want to receive his jewelry from that season until he is able to return to a packed Scotiabank Arena full of Raptors fans, a goal he is on track to finally realize late in December.
Green is certainly no stranger when it comes to getting some ink, but this sleeve may be his finest work yet. I can think of very few situations in which have a photorealistic Raptor next to a Larry O’Brien trophy on your left arm wouldn’t be cool to show off.
It might look a bit awkward for Sixers fans when Green is playing in full Philadelphia regalia despite the fact his entire left arm is a shrine to his Raptors accomplishments.