Danny Green Doesn’t Deserve Sympathy For Death Threats And Here’s Why

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Danny Green missed a game winning shot in Game 5 of the NBA Finals Friday and now insists he’s receiving death threats. Literally every athlete that wets the bed on a national level gets the same treatment. Social media is a platform for fans to blow off steam and this moment shouldn’t be used for sympathy.

The point of going public with “Death threats” is to put negative energy against the failing athlete in perspective. Tweets are predictably sent out like the one above and making it out like Danny Green’s fiancée fears for her life. Of course they don’t. Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier while death threats rained in at record numbers and Danny Green thinks he’s in danger because a couple Joes tweeted? Fans are nothing more than upset Green couldn’t do the job he’s paid to do. If you manage to disappoint millions of fans simultaneously over social media, it’s highly likely a death threat is on the way.

Danny Green’s answer to the threats was at least recognizing the fans were just emotional.

“People are emotional. Fans are emotional. I hope people don”t take it that seriously,” Green said.

How to handle this issue

The bottom line is that if you directly effect the negative outcome of a game, you shouldn’t be surveilling the internet. Twitter was literally designed to bridge the gap between fans (fanatics) and the product (Danny Green). Twitter celebrates winners like they’re the next coming of Jesus and pulls losers down like a Jenga tower. Danny Green and his Fiancée are best off ignoring the negativity and focusing on game 6 tonight.

LeBron James and the Lakers winning the franchise’s 17th NBA title will wash away all the negativity from last week. Using the tweets of a few dozen fans to put fans in a bad light is a clown show. Like Green said before, fans are emotional that he stunk and let’s keep it moving.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr


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  1. Danny Green (for real who)? We can’t let this be the next pro athlete who gets taken out. When will the carnage stop. Every time a play of some sort is muffed we can’t respond by killing the person involved.
    Buckner of the Red Sox – beaten to death on a street corner shortly after his misplay. Wes Welker dropped a sure catch in the Super Bowl. Dies violently in knife fight on his way home from the game. Pray for Danny Green that this killing of athletes stops on his doorstep. Enough.

  2. I mean, it’s statistics. About 3% of men and 1% of women have antisocial disorder (sociopaths). When you have thousands of people you don’t know “following” you…yeah, you’re going to get a few nutcases who haven’t taken their meds. It’s called Twitter. Didn’t you know this? Maybe think twice before jumping on an open platform to share every second of your life with a bunch of randos you don’t know? Otherwise, that’s what you should expect.

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