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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green said he and his fiancée have received death threats on social media in the aftermath of his missed 3 late in Game 5 of the NBA Finals that could have helped L.A. win the championship.
After Blair Bashen, the former Purdue volleyball player to whom Green proposed this summer, posted about the vitriol she was receiving, he reached out with concern.
“I had to ask, ‘Are you getting death threats?’ And she said, ‘Yeah, you are too,’ and I was like, I don’t know, because I don’t really pay attention or care,” Green said after shootaround Sunday ahead of Game 6. “Nor am I upset, shaken or worried about it. I’m just not one of those types of people. I probably should be a little more paranoid or safe about things.”
Green, 33, who signed a two-year, $30 million deal with L.A. last offseason, said social media bullying has been a part of his Laker experience that he’s learned to block out.
“I’ve been conditioned to everything that I’ve gotten throughout the whole year and throughout most of