• Draymond Green calls out Lakers fans for booing the team
  • The Lakers recently failed to secure the comeback victory against the Mavs
  • A strong close to the season should be enough to sway the fans back in favor of the Lakers

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green has never been one to keep his thoughts to himself as he took aim at Los Angeles Lakers fans for booing their own team.

Speaking on his “The Draymond Green Show” podcast, the versatile forward explained why the thought booing your own team when things start to go wrong in a season is peculiar.

“To start booing when things aren’t going right, that’s kind of whack to me. Then everyone gets upset if a player comes out and says ‘forget them fans’ or ‘they’re not with us anyway’ … to get booed by your own fans is very distasteful and disgraceful. I was shocked to see that,” an irritated Green remarked.

“That (booing the team) was about as bratty as something I’ve seen, considering that this team (Lakers) just won a championship not even a full two years ago! And now you’re booing? I thought that was utterly ridiculous."

The 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year has slowly become a fan favorite outside of the Warriors for his confidence in speaking his mind, which led to him landing a spot as a contributor to famed sports show “Inside the NBA” on TNT as an active player–the first-ever deal of its kind.

While the 32-year-old does have a point, it is also understandable why they would be booing their own team after promises of improvement from the front office led to disappointing performances on the court.

The Lakers’ most recent game against the Dallas Mavericks had them on the verge of pulling off a 21-point comeback to start the second half, but their offense stalled in the fourth as they only had four points in about the last seven minutes.

LeBron James and the Lakers falling just short of a victory has been a recurring theme throughout much of this season and the Mavericks game was no different.

In hopes of turning things around, they brought on combo guard D.J. Augustin to help with their playmaking woes.

Currently sitting at ninth in the West thanks to a three-game losing streak, the Lakers need to find a way to salvage the season and their rapport with fans as they close out the season.

Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers watches with LeBron James #6
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