The Toronto Raptors’ 2019 championship run stands out as one of the more thrilling and unique in recent memory. In an age of dynasties and superteams, the robotic Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green taking the Raptors to the promised land stands out among both fans and those who were on the floor.
Green has bounced around the league frequently over the last few years, winning three championships as a 3-point sniper with the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers in addition to his triumph with the Raptors. That Toronto ring holds a special place in his heart.
Appearing on the “No Chill with Gilbert Arenas” show on Fubo Sports, Green said that he would likely pawn his Lakers bubble ring before his Raptors or Spurs ring, citing the fact he could get the most money for it. Green also said that his Raptors ring is the “nicest” and biggest of the three that he has.
While Green’s decisions might be motivated by money above all else, he does have a special place in his heart for his Raptors ring and what Canadian fans have meant to him during his career. The Raptors’ ring stands out for one of the biggest winners in recent NBA history.
“Now, obviously, Canadians are special, man,” he said. “They treat you unbelievably. So it would be between those two. But I’ll probably keep the Toronto one and sell the L.A. one. Because I’ll get the most for the L.A. one, and the Toronto one I think, I wouldn’t say I like the most, but I think it’s, I wouldn’t say more meaningful but like, you know.”
Danny Green wouldn’t pawn his Toronto Raptors ring.
Green averaged 10.3 points per game while nailing a ridiculous 45.5% of his 3-pointers. While he didn’t stay longer than one season due to his departure to the Lakers, Green has multiple big moments to his name as he pushed the Raptors to the winner’s circle.
Green famously waited years to receive his Raptors championship ring due to both the COVID-19 pandemic and his desire to be in front of a fully packed Scotiabank Arena. Green’s shooting was integral to Toronto’s regular season consistency and postseason resilience.
Green may not have had the longest tenure with Toronto, but his performance in what became his only season north of the border helped make him a fan favorite and one of only a select few who can claim to be a part of the lone Canadian champion in NBA history.