AC Green Rumors
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.”
Q. In the end it seems that Pau will be part of the Lakers this season. AC Green: The Lakers need Pau. He has proved he’s a champion. Trading him was not a smart move. It’s that kind of champion and player you always want to have on your team. We need him to remain a Laker.
Q. You played 1,024 consecutive games. There is a legend about that streak: that one of your secrets to stay healthy was sexual abstinence. AC Green: Not true. It’s one great misunderstanding. It never gave me strength. It helped me to stay focused. You’re probably more distracted if you have sex every night or you’re more tired. But it was just part of the legend.
Q. You only missed three games in your career and it was because of Pat Riley. Green: It was coach’s decision [laughs]. Really it was him who called me and apologized. “Sorry, I don’t know what I was thinking. Please forgive me,” he said. When we were together in Miami he told me: “Here we are. It’s your sixteenth year in the NBA and you haven’t lost a game since I brought you into the League brought and you didn’t play three games because of me.” It was a very special moment for me because it was him who called me to apologize.
Police say three NBA championship rings belonging to former Los Angeles Lakers forward A.C. Green have been stolen from his Southern California home. Palos Verdes Estates police Sgt. Steve Barber said Thursday that Green believes the rings were taken by day laborers he hired to move belongings into storage.