A.C. Green has played in more consecutive games than anyone in the history of the NBA: 1,192 games. A.C. played through many aches and pains over the course of his 16-year career that included three Championship teams with the Los Angeles Lakers. His two favorite milestones are being the only Laker player to have won Championships in both the Great Western Forum and the Staples Center and introducing the A.C. Bear to the world. Little A.C.’s rookie season began December 25, 1999 when 19,000 fans received the bear as a present at the Christmas Day game against the San Antonio Spurs. A.C. played in five NBA Finals and had successful seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, the Phoenix Suns, and the Miami Heat.
A.C. Green was the Lakers’ first round selection in the 1985 college draft, 23rd selection overall out of Oregon State. He became the first rookie since LeRoy Ellis in the 1962-63 season to appear in every game. He moved into the starting lineup in 1986-87 for the final 72 games and led the club in rebounds averaging 7.6 per game. He was selected by...
AC Green's enthusiasm and playfulness were wonderful tools to put our students at ease before he started his abstinence message. It's a message these students have heard many times, but hearing a professional athlete speak about his personal commitment to abstinence really seemed to impact the students in our school.
Roni Durham, Mitchell County Abstinence Program, Colorado City, CO
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