Lakers' Danny Green sends new message about social justice

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA - AUGUST 05: Danny Green #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up prior to the against the Oklahoma City Thunder game at HP Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 05, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Lakers guard Danny Green warms up before a game inside the NBA's bubble near Orlando, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

Lakers guard Danny Green has been playing through a sore hip during the NBA Finals but told reporters on Monday that won't stop him from playing against the Miami Heat in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

He also reminded media members about the "bigger picture" of why the NBA finished this season inside the Florida-based bubble:

"I think first and foremost I want bring to light the bigger picture, why we're using our platforms for families that still deserve justice: Breonna Taylor, Jacob Blake, George Floyd. So much is going on, so many other names, things that's going on in communities."

He then made a recommendation.

“We need to get people out to vote. I urge you to," Green added. "Can't emphasize it enough. That's what's more important.”

The Lakers' starting guard has struggled on offense in the championship series, shooting 21.7% from the field overall and 20% from three-point range.

“I’m playing, man, so I’m good,” Green said. “I’m feeling fine.”

He has the support of Lakers coach Frank Vogel.

“Yeah, he has some tightness in his hip. It’s not an injury,” Vogel said Monday. “They’re trying on a daily basis to make sure that they keep it loose. I don’t know how much that’s having an impact on his play, but he’s able to go. So we’ll continue to monitor it.”

Times staff writer Broderick Turner and wire reports contributed to this story.

This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.