Apr 22, 2012, 2:57 PM EST
Things slip by you when you try and cover the entirety of this league. There’s this just so much to go on, so many stories, so many unbelievable events, personalities, and stories. Like the fact that Nets guard-forward Gerald Green is missing a significant portion of the ring finger on his right hand.
Wait, what? From the New York Daily News:
Green was in the sixth grade when a freak accident left him with half of his ring finger. Wearing his mother’s class ring, the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk champion tried to jam on a makeshift hoop attached to a doorway. The ring caught on a nail and his finger was ripped to the bone.
Amputation was the only option.
“All you saw was nothing but white bone, like a skeleton,” Green said. “They said my tendons, all my ligaments were ripped out.”
What’s the word I’m looking for? Oh, yeah. GAH!
That’s just horrifying.
Now, the crux of the Daily News’ article is how Green has really struggled through his life with the impediment and doesn’t like to talk about it. That’s totally understandable. But I’m really glad that he came forward and was willing to talk about it with the Daily News. There are other kids out there with conditions like that, people with similar impediments. Having someone being willing to talk about it helps. It just does. Good on him for taking that step.
The league seems like a brighter, more hopeful place with Green in it. He’s not a star, not a heavy-minutes player. But he’s producing and living up to his potential after being bounced from the league and having to spend time in the D-League. A player of that potential translating to production through hard work is the kind of story we need to talk about more. As opposed to, you know, Dwight Howard and whatever nonsense he’s going through this week.
In conclusion, if you need me, I’ll be wearing protective mittens and rocking in a corner crying for the rest of the day.
Jan 29, 2015, 9:43 AM EST(Edit)
Rockets center requires further testing
Jan 29, 2015, 9:06 AM EST(Edit)
Happy times for Cavaliers. How long will they continue?
Jan 29, 2015, 8:30 AM EST(Edit)
Sidney is the poster child for the can’t miss prospect that missed.
Jan 29, 2015, 8:00 AM EST(Edit)
At this point there have been no charges or arrests.
Jan 29, 2015, 1:29 AM EST(Edit)
The Sixers, Knicks and Timberwolves win on the same day? Isn’t that one of the signs of the apocalypse?
Jan 29, 2015, 12:01 AM EST(Edit)
The good news is that Walker may return in as little as six weeks, which means Charlotte’s playoff chances should remain intact.
Jan 28, 2015, 11:15 PM EST(Edit)
The Hall of Famer held the previous record with 33 points in a period, but did so before the three-point line was implemented.
Jan 28, 2015, 10:30 PM EST(Edit)
This one’s not too bad.
Jan 28, 2015, 9:43 PM EST(Edit)
Kyrie Irving should have had the NBA Jam announcer calling this game.
Jan 28, 2015, 8:50 PM EST(Edit)
Barnes immediately played the victim card after receiving the fine, but the NBA (and the video) say otherwise.
Jan 28, 2015, 7:50 PM EST(Edit)
“Softer but not illegal,” Jackson attempted to clarify.
Jan 28, 2015, 7:00 PM EST(Edit)
Cleveland is just 1-8 without LeBron in the lineup this season.
Kobe Bryant expected to be ready for start of 2015-16 season after undergoing successful shoulder surgery
Jan 28, 2015, 6:37 PM EST(Edit)
Bryant will miss the remainder of the current season, and is expected to be sidelined for nine months.
Jan 28, 2015, 6:13 PM EST(Edit)
One may have to work a little harder to find the late night parties in Cleveland.
Jan 28, 2015, 4:45 PM EST(Edit)
He is likely bought out if the Celtics can’t find a trade partner.
Jan 28, 2015, 3:59 PM EST(Edit)
He had a broken wrist.
Jan 28, 2015, 3:08 PM EST(Edit)
Wiggins also joins three other Timberwolves
Jan 28, 2015, 2:30 PM EST(Edit)
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