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Video: Celtics Jeff Green dunks all over Knicks

Oct 15, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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Jeff Green is long and athletic, and when he gets going he can put up some highlights. It’s fun to see those on the court again.

But Celtics broadcasters, do us all a favor: Stop comparing Jeff Green to James Worthy. Stop. It. You’ve done it for a few games now. I get that you can say Green has a Worthy-like build (although we can debate it), but that is where the comparison ends. Worthy had impeccable fundamentals, had the best first step in the game at that time, played smart and most importantly brought his skills every night on both ends. Green has yet to show any of that. Worthy is a Hall of Famer, a top 50 player of all time. Green is not in that conversation.

Stop it.

Hat tip to Celtics Blog.

  1. joetothemo - Oct 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Sounds like Kurt Helin doesn’t think Gerald Green is…*sunglasses*…. Worthy

  2. cosanostra71 - Oct 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    that was quite the dunk

    • cpaulii - Oct 15, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      it was not a dunk, he threw the ball, in the NBA top 10 it was #10. Do you want to see a dunk? check Rudy Gay in Spain..#2

  3. nycalldayz - Oct 15, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    If u feel that strong about it, then u need to say it face to face, Kurt. Kidding, but I agree it needs to stop, because there’s no comparison what so ever. It’s a bit tired with past and present player comparisons. When will it stop? That dunk was NASTY!

  4. j0esixpack - Oct 15, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    Kurt spent the entire 2012 playoffs reminding readers that an injured Heat team struggled against a healthy Celtics team, usually failing to mention the loss of Bradley, absence of Green and injuries to Pierce and Allen.

    Now we begin to have some appreciation of what a difference maker Green can be, but on this matter Kurt is right.

    Until he proves it in the games and hopefully the playoffs, let’s not compare Green to any all time NBA greats. Period.

    • nycalldayz - Oct 15, 2012 at 1:13 PM

      You’re surprised? Everyone on here knows Kurt is a Heat fanboy. Don’t get me wrong I respect the Heat they won a chip how can anyone dismiss that? But to my knowledge both teams suffered injuries (Chris Bosh, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Avery Bradley Jeff Green, Jermaine O’Neal) , but either team never used injuries as an excuse.

      Give credit to the Heat their first and second unit players stepped up late 4th during game 7. Boston’s bench total 2pts, Ryan Hollins! Yikes.

  5. dedalus13 - Oct 15, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    Haven’t seen the other plays, but for once that move was somehow reminiscent of Worthy’s art… maybe the comparison could stop here then. Nice dunk.

    • cosanostra71 - Oct 15, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      100% agreed, it was definitely a Worthy-esque play. We should just let Green play and be himself though, right?

  6. lakerluver - Oct 15, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    He’s not “worthy” (pun intended) of even being mentioned in the same sentence with “Big Game” James Worthy!!

  7. passerby23 - Oct 15, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    I agree Green is not Worthy, but here is yet another article from Kurt Helin with an undercurrent of bitterness and vitriol for Jeff Green. So, speaking of stopping it, we get your point about Green already.

  8. doctorfootball - Oct 15, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    That was a great dunk. But Green’s defense is atrocious. The Celtics are going to have to cover for him all season. He’s lost on the defensive side of the ball.

  9. stayhigh_247 - Oct 16, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    James Worthy!!!! stop h8ting Kurt..

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