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Danny Green won his third NBA title, all with different teams

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Lakers, and Raptors, and Spurs, oh my

2020 NBA Finals - Los Angeles Lakers v Miami Heat Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

Danny Green had won his third NBA title. He is also the fourth player in NBA history to win titles with three different NBA teams,

Robert Horry did it with the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers , and the San Antonio Spurs. In total, Horry won seven championships making him the player to win the most NBA titles who did not play with Bill Russell. He did, on the other hand, win them with Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Duncan.

John Salley won four titles. Two with the Bad Boy era Detroit Pistons, one with the 1996 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls, and one alongside Robert Horry in Los Angeles in 2000.

LeBron James is the first player to win titles with three different teams and earn Finals MVP in each of his championship seasons. He’s also won a title with every team he’s ever played with (if you consider his return to Cleveland the “same team”).

And that may be why Danny Green gets overshadowed here. Green won his third ring on a LeBron James team in which James commanded a majority of the attention.

It should be noted that apparently you cannot win with three different teams unless you make one of those teams the Lakers.

Danny Green signed a two-year/$30M dollar deal to play in Los Angeles, so unless the team really resents his missed title-clenching three in Game 5, he might be along for a back-to-back title defending run with LeBron, LeBrow, and the rest of the Hollywood hangers-on.


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