Warriors fans got a double-whammy of good fortune Friday night.
Not only did the Los Angeles Lakers blow their first chance to win the 2020 NBA title in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, but noted Warriors villain Danny Green missed a potential championship winning 3-pointer in the final seconds.
The Heat held on for a thrilling 111-108 win to force a Game 6 on Sunday night.
While Green, then a member of the Toronto Raptors, had no ill-intent during last year's NBA Finals, he was the player that fouled Klay Thompson on a dunk attempt in Game 6. The Warriors star tore his left ACL on the play and wound up missing the entire 2019-20 NBA season as a result.
As you can imagine, NBA Twitter and a few Warriors fans didn't let Green's missed 3-pointer go unnoticed.
Danny Green missed his Steve Kerr/Paxson moment 😳— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) October 10, 2020
Danny Green? I know he was open . . . but Danny Green for win?— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) October 10, 2020
Got dang that wasn’t even close! !!!!— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) October 10, 2020
Yes Danny Green was open but I don’t care what no one says... Bron needed to shoot that shot. PERIOD.— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) October 10, 2020
Danny Green missed wide open 3 to win the Championship?— TheWarriorsTalk (@TheWarriorsTalk) October 10, 2020
Guess you can call it Karma...or at least a good start. pic.twitter.com/qQC8CiiuW4
I hate Danny Green, hurt Klay and ruined the chance at another ring for the warriors— Ricky Landrum (@RickeyeBeerGuy) October 10, 2020
ah this is the karma finally coming for danny green warriors Twitter STAND UP— 𝟐𝟒 ♡ 𝟐 (@connellycurry) October 10, 2020
Aye y’all stop comparing Danny green to Paxson and Steve Kerr! He not built like that! Warriors in FOE!— Chef No Curry (@The_NinoBrown) October 10, 2020
Klay Thompson woulda hit that btw 🤷🏽♂️— 🎒🏃🏾♂️🏁 (@mikebtrippin) October 10, 2020
While Warriors fans won't forgive Green for injuring Klay last year, Golden State's players knew the then-Raptors guard didn't make a dirty play on Thompson. Green revealed that several Warriors players spoke to him shortly after the foul occurred.
"They were like, 'We know you're not dirty.' " Green told reporters after the Raptors won the NBA Finals over the Warriors last year. "Draymond [Green], Iggy [Andre Iguodala] they were like, 'Yeah, you went up for the ball. He just came down funny. It's not your fault. Don't even worry about it.'
"And I wanted to check on him at the foul line. He's like, 'I know you didn't do it purposely.' "
Green had a chance to win a second straight NBA championship Friday and he came up short. There certainly aren't any Warriors fans who feel bad for him.