Danny Green doesn’t feel the Philadelphia sports fans show their love at times.
Green recently spoke to NBC Sports Philadelphia. In the interview, Green was asked if the fickleness of the Philadelphia 76ers fans can affect the players.
“Sure,” replied Green. “It affects everyone and I think that has to change in the city. I love our fans, but when things don’t go well they can’t turn you on. That’s the only thing I would disagree or dislike. Some people use it as motivation, some have a chip on their shoulder, but I think that has to change. You have to ride with us no matter how things go.
“We’re the No. 1 team in the east, we’re still playing well and they’ll boo us in some games,” added Green. “It’s part of the culture here, part of the way they show that they love us. But with a guy like Ben [Simmons], and other guys, I think they have to stand behind them and hold on to them for as long as they can until the horn sounds. And even then he’s here. He gave so much to the organization and the city on and off the field that he deserves this respect and support. “
Green concluded by reminding fans that players are human. “Protect us, encourage us, stand by us as we stand by you, regardless of gains and losses,” he said. Last month, Green even stated on his own podcast that sometimes Simmons wouldn’t be so reluctant if Philly fans treated players better.
Green is a free agent this off-season. In all likelihood, he’s not going back to the 76ers.