It’s the year 2021 and Danny Green has yet to receive his championship ring from the Toronto Raptors. Traditionally, players receive their rings on the opening night of the following season. However, the ceremony has been delayed for Green for two seasons in a row.
In 2020 the league bet on ending the season in the infamous bubble. The Raptors then spent the following season operating out of Tampa Bay as their home base. Both seasons denied Green the opportunity to accept his ring in front of fans.
The organization offered to present its hardware several times. But Danny Green was adamant about receiving his ring at Scotiabank Arena in front of the fans who supported him during the championship race.
“It’s more for the city of Toronto to be able to celebrate with them again. Because any possibility that the city can relive those moments with certain people, certain players and for certain events, you want to give them the opportunity to share it with you. “
Long time to come
Now, it seems that he will finally have a chance. The Raptors host Green and the Philadelphia 76ers on December 28, more than two and a half years after their championship win. According to the Raptors, hitting reporter Josh Lewenberg, Green will finally fulfill his wish.
The ceremony should bring back fond memories for Green and Raptors fans. After a stellar honeymoon season that saw them finish with the second-best record in the league, the Raptors failed to qualify for the playoffs last season. It’s been a long time for Green.
It’s been so long that he’s had time to win another championship with the Lakers and receive that ring before receiving the one from the Raptors. This will be the third such ring at Green’s jewelry box. He won back-to-back with the Raptors and Lakers, as well as the San Antonio Spurs in 2014.
The NBA season officially begins on October 19. Green will look to use the championship pedigree to help the 76ers have title hopes. In the meantime, the Raptors will look to begin their climb back to championship contention.