While the Los Angeles Lakers stumbled in their return to the NBA Playoffs after seven years, they rattled off four consecutive wins to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals.
But after Game 1, it has not prevented fans from being understanding when it comes to criticisms on social media. It appears all the negative comments regarding Green’s struggles have not gone unnoticed. Here is what Green said to the fans on his 'Inside the Green Room' podcast who aren't real fans.
“Shout out to the real fans that stuck with us when we were down 0-1. Shout out to the real friends, whether we’re playing good or not, are still by our side. Because those are the real ones. You also know who your true friends are. Some of your true friends have your back, but some of them will still post memes and talk [expletive], that’s what they do. When that happens, I say, ‘memes are cool and all, it’s funny and all, but when it comes to you, you don’t see me doing that to you, so why would you do that to me. And if you’re a true friend, you wouldn’t post something for a laugh.’
“It’s cool. I don’t take it to heart, but you just know where you stand with certain people and certain fans. So, when it’s all said and done, hopefully in October if we continue to play the way I know we’re capable, we can tell those fake fans to go somewhere and won’t invite them to the parade. Even though there probably won’t be a parade because of the pandemic. We’ll have to do something virtually, but if we are to win, I can give those fake fans a couple fingers that they might not like too much. … For the bandwagoners, you’re not real fans. You’re just bandwagon fans. You’re only fans when things are going good. Those aren’t true fans.”
Just last month Lakers fans had started a petition to get a slumping Green 'removed' from the Lakers.