The San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green apologized after he posted an insensitive picture, taken in front of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial, to his social media accounts.
The 27-year-old shooting guard, visiting Germany with the defending NBA champions for an exhibition game against Alba Berlin, took the selfie while visiting the German capital's Holocaust memorial, adding the caption "You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust."
According to San Antonio's local Fox affiliate, Green realized the insensitivity of his remarks soon after posting the picture online, changing the caption to "A lot of history here, more than you could imagine...very sad/tragic things happened #holocaust #berlin," before deleting the image altogether.
Green later apologized in a series of tweets.
Yes, mistakes do happen— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) October 8, 2014
I want to sincerely apologize for the insensitivity of my post!— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) October 8, 2014
I have great respect n understanding for this country's history n wanted to continue chronicling my experience in Berlin— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) October 8, 2014
But showed poor judgement...sorry once again— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) October 8, 2014
Green is a valuable role player on the defending NBA champions, setting an NBA record in 2013 for most three-point field goals made in a Finals series before winning his first championship this past year.
A screenshot from Twitter of Danny Green's Holocaust Memorial selfie, October 9, 2014.
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