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Gerald Green
Gerald Green
Position: G-F
Born: 01/26/86
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
Salary: $1,362,897
Gerald Green laughed recently when asked if he was excited to again be playing with former Phoenix Suns teammate Goran Dragic, with the two now reunited with the Heat. “He makes it a lot easier for me,” Green said with a smile. “You should probably ask him, ‘Is it OK for you to be playing with Gerald again?’ No, playing with Goran is going to be great. I mean, he makes not only my job easier, he makes everybody else’s job easier.”
via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
For years, it was a subject too personal, too hurtful for the athletic 6-foot-8 swingman to discuss, of how, when attempting to dunk as a sixth-grader while wearing his mother’s class ring, he caught the ring finger of his right hand on a nail in a makeshift rim in a doorway. He would later describe the injury as something out of “Terminator 2,” noting, “It was nothing but white bone.” Tendons? Gone. Ligaments? Gone. And, soon, most of the finger gone, as well, amputation the solution.
via South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Green said for years he would attempt to hide the finger, classmates at those ages looking for moments to tease. And then, when selected in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics, came a moment of truth. “If you go back and look at the David Stern tape,” he said during a private moment Thursday about meeting the NBA commissioner, “when I go shake his hand I have my right hand in my pocket. He tells me, ‘Take your hand out of your pocket.’ “I always have been a little shy about that. But I think it’s getting better once I get older. I just want to be able to inspire people with that.”
via South Florida Sun-Sentinel