The Longest Ever Wait For A Championship Ring Ceremony Continues For Danny Green

Just to set the record straight, there are a great many NBA players who never get a championship ring, so Danny Green's current plight isn't so bad. But he's been waiting two-and-a-half years now to receive his 2019 Championship Ring for his part in the Toronto Raptors' title run. It was finally scheduled for Dec. 28th in Toronto. But now... The wait continues. 

Even before he was placed on Covid health and safety protocols yesterday, Green had made the decision to push it back so that they can "do it the right way." 

The 3-time NBA champ said that due to so many friends and family members either getting Covid or being unable to get across the border to attend, and so many fans unable to be there as well (Scotiabank Centre is at 50% capacity), the ring ceremony will have to wait once again.

After the Raptors' championship, Green signed with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. But when the pandemic forced the end of the 2020 season into the bubble, Green's Lakers couldn't make their trip to Toronto, putting his ring ceremony on hold. 

Then with the Raptors playing the 2020-21 season in Tampa, Green (now with the Philadelphia 76ers) said he'd rather wait so he could celebrate it with Toronto fans. “I’d rather do it in front of the fans and the city where I played, where I spent a great year.” 

Dec. 28th was supposed to be the night. But the Covid omicron variant had other ideas. The Sixers' next scheduled visit to Toronto is April 7th, so the ring ceremony will have to wait until then. 

Unless, as Green mentioned himself, he gets traded before then. 

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