“They not f**king with you” – Gregg Popovich and Spurs cut players if they are ‘TOO COOL’, claims 3-time NBA champion

Danny Green recently said that he was cut by the San Antonio Spurs for being "Too Cool" for the Spurs to handle.


“They not f**king with you” – Gregg Popovich and Spurs cut players if they are ‘TOO COOL’, claims 3-time NBA champion

Gregg Popovich and Danny Green (Credits: ESPN)

Philadelphia 76ers‘ shooting guard Danny Green recently said that he was cut by the San Antonio Spurs for being,” Too Cool” and also said that Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich said to him that the Spurs’ organization was not feeling with his personality.

Draymond Green recently appeared on an episode of the podcast “Run your Race,” during which he shared his perspectives on various NBA-related topics, including NBA players, league structure, and an unusual revelation about why he was cut from the Spurs’ squad in 2011.

Green said, “I don’t know what it was but I think part of it was they thought I was too cool…They feel you too cool they not f*cking with you.”

The subjective notion of being “too cool” played a role in altering Green’s career trajectory significantly. Following his exit from the Spurs, he found himself in the G League for around two months, a transition that posed challenges but also opportunities for growth. He claimed that he later called Popovich and asked him to give him a second chance and was given too.

Subsequently, Draymond Green achieved an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2014. Since then, he has had stints with several other teams and currently plays for the 76ers.

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Danny Green of the 76ers makes a return after overcoming injury

Philadelphia 76ers’ shooting guard Danny Green has fully recovered from his injury and is ready for the upcoming 2023-24 NBA season.

During Game 6 of the 2022 Eastern Conference semifinals between the 76ers and the Miami Heat, Joel Embiid‘s drive to the basket took an unexpected turn when he fell, landing directly on Green, who, having recovered from an injury, was back on the court. However, this incident led to Green’s removal from the game, and subsequent diagnosis revealed a torn ACL, raising concerns about the veteran’s future in the league.

Danny Green. (Credit-NBA.com)

Despite doubts arising from his 13-year tenure, age of 34, and three previous championships, Green demonstrated unparalleled resilience. Following dedicated rehabilitation, Green made a resilient return, featuring in 11 games for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2022-23 season.

Now back with the 76ers, he expressed his readiness to contribute. Green, a career 40% shooter from beyond the arc, brings valuable shooting prowess to Philadelphia, especially with the uncertainty in James Harden‘s future on the team. Reflecting on past missed opportunities due to injuries, Green is focused on rewriting his narrative in Philadelphia, aiming to elevate the 76ers’ game and finally overcome past obstacles.

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