Danny Green is an American basketball player, who plays as a small forward/shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He won NBA championship two times; with the San Antonio Spurs in 2014 and with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.
Danny Green Bio; Family, Education, Height, Weight
Daniel Richard Green Jr. was born on 22 June 1987 as one of three sons of parents Danny Green Sr. and Rene’ Darrell. He has two brothers Rashad and Devonte Green.
Green attended North Babylon High School in his hometown North Babylon, New York. He also played basketball for the St. Mary’s High School team. Afterward, he went to the University of North Carolina to begin his college basketball at the age of 18. He has a towering height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 meters) and weighs 215 lbs (98 kg).
His Career; College, NBA, Stats
Danny played for the North Carolina Tar Heels men’s basketball for four seasons until 2009. There, he played in more games (145) and had more wins (123) than any Tar Heel before him. He was selected by the NBA side the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 46th overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft.
After playing in 20 games in his rookie year, the San Antonio Spurs picked him in November 2010. He won his first NBA championship defeating the Miami Heat 4 in the 2014 NBA Finals. Thereafter, he was traded the Toronto Raptors in July 2018.
Danny Green’s NBA career stats as of 2019 (Picture: Basketball-Reference)
Green helped the Raptors reach the 2019 NBA Finals, defeating the Golden State Warriors, where he earned his second NBA championship. In July 2019, he joined the Los Angeles Lakers with a mouth-watering contract.
Contract & Salary
Danny signed a 2-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, worth $30,000,000. It includes $30,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $15,000,000.
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He is likely to earn a base salary of $14,634,146 while carrying a cap hit of $14,634,146 and a dead cap value of $14,634,146.
Is Danny Green Dating Or Has Wife?
The 32-year-old has been enjoying his success both on and off the field. He is currently in a relationship with beautiful girlfriend Blair Alise Bashen.
Danny Green pictured with his longtime girlfriend Blair Alise Bashen in September 2019 (Picture: Danny’s Instagram)
Blair is a former Purdue volleyball player and is a native of Houston. They have been dating for more than four years. As he is yet to make her as his wife, the couple has been enjoying their romance so far.
Some Interesting Facts About Danny Green
- Danny was listed as the No. 8 shooting guard and the No. 31 player in the United States in 2005.
- His brother Rashad played for Manhattan College and the University of San Francisco and his younger brother Devonte plays for Indiana University.
- He is an only player in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference with at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists, 150 three-pointers, 150 blocks, and 150 steals.