The Los Angeles Lakers were scheduled to play the Toronto Raptors on March 24, but due the NBA’s precautionary one-month suspension, that game will no longer go on as scheduled. Not only does that mean the Lakers will have to wait to get revenge on the Raptors — one of the two teams they haven’t beaten this season — but it also means Danny Green will have to wait to get his championship ring from his former team.
Technically speaking, Green doesn’t have to wait to get his ring, but according to Harrison Sanford, who co-hosts “Inside the Green Room” with the Lakers’ shooting guard, Green wants to wait to receive his championship ring in front of the fans at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
He could have gotten it mailed long time ago, spoke to him about this ... He’ll wait until the next time he can play at Scotiabank, whenever that is https://t.co/vN0DZnJbVM— Harrison Sanford (@HarrisonSanford) March 14, 2020
As excited as Green must be to get his championship ring from the Raptors, it’s probably a little easier for him to stay patient because he already has one championship ring at home from his title run with the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs . Plus, if Green waits, he’ll get a nice reception from his former teammate and the fans in Toronto, which beats opening a box.
The question is: How long will Green have to wait? That depends on what the NBA decides to do with the remaining games on the regular season schedule.
The NBA has tentative plans to return in a month, but if the national spread of COVID-19, or the coronavirus, doesn’t slow down by then, the league might be forced to push back the season later in the year. If that happens, it’s unlikely the Lakers (or any team) will play the remaining games on their regular season schedule.
There’s so much that’s unknown right now, but one thing’s for certain: Green will get his championship ring eventually, and when he does, it will be in Toronto.