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September 30, 2016 | 8:56 pm EDT Update
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Green had no tell-tale symptoms. The Celtics’ brass had anxiously called him into a meeting with doctors after receiving the results. He was entering his fifth NBA season and feeling indestructible like most 26-year-olds. He remembers being unable to say a word for about an hour and a half after being delivered the stunning news. What ran through his mind? “Tomorrow,” he said. “Tomorrow. “Your first thought is: Am I going to live? Basketball was an afterthought. Would I see another day?”
“It makes you appreciate life, everything, a little more,” he said after the Magic’s practice on Friday. “Sometimes you can get into a phase where you takes things for granted, especially each day. When you go through something life-threatening, something that could change something you love, it makes you appreciate it much more. “I’m blessed to see another day. For something like that, with any strenuous activity, the tissue could rupture. Could have died, quite frankly. I’m grateful to the doctors in Boston that detected the aneurysm.”
September 30, 2016 | 6:54 pm EDT Update