AC Green Rumors
Upon being drafted, the Jheri-curled Green, 21, was thrown to the wolves. And his randy teammates did whatever they could to tempt him. “We’d say, ‘A.C., come on, go out with us,’ and he’d say, ‘No, I won’t go out with you guys but I’ll pray for you guys,’” says a chuckling Michael Cooper, Green’s teammate, in the film. “We joked about how long it would last before he had sex,” adds teammate James Worthy. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers how Green would carry a Bible around with him at all times.
They started a pool during his ’85-’86 rookie season to see if he’d cave and it got as high as $600. “You don’t get laid once in two months, the money’s yours,” said Magic. “But there’s no fucking way…” They even went as far as sending a gorgeous, scantily clad woman to his hotel room during a road trip, but Green remained steadfast. “So, you get a knock on your hotel room door. You look through the peephole and you see a half-naked woman who wants to come in. What do you do?” asks Ferrell in the film. “I would just start saying prayers super loud,” Green replies.
A former NBA player is opening the first California location for a cryotherapy business in Sacramento. A.C. Green, who became well known as a key member of the championship Los Angeles Lakers teams of the 1980s, will open CryoBath on Howe Avenue on Friday. “Your mayor sold me on Sacramento,” said Green, who played with Mayor Kevin Johnson on the Phoenix Suns in the 1990s and is chief marketing officer for CryoBath. Green said he’s also had relatives in Stockton for many years, so he’s always been interested in the region. “When that time is right, I want to try something in Sacramento.”
13 Feb 15