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July 29, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A.C. Green has received contract proposals from several teams, including "a number of offers" from the Phoenix Suns, according to his agent, Marc Fleisher. However, Fleisher said he doesn't expect Green to make a decision soon. "A number of teams that are interested in him currently do not have salary slots big enough and would have to make some moves in order to clear slots," Fleisher said. "We do have patience, if that's what it takes. Most likely, it's not going to happen tomorrow.
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October 28, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
It's come to this for the 16-time champs and formerly undisputed kings of Los Angeles: Their season hinges on a hobbled 18-year veteran, the NBA's oldest point guard, a player who was told to slap on his "big-boy pants" last season and another who smashed his thumb while tobogganing down the Great Wall of China. These aren't your father's Lakers, or even your older brother's Lakers. These are a bunch of guys in the last year of their contracts who will play hard and try their best - problem spots last season, no doubt, but more likely catchphrases in Memphis or Atlanta, not Los Angeles.
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December 24, 1991 | MARK HEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What do you have when the hardest-working man in Showtime kicks it up another notch? A.C. Green. A Laker left over from a happier time, a Laker almost by accident, Green soldiers on in the post-Magic Johnson era, not merely as before but better. Coming off the bench, he leads the team in rebounding and his scoring average, 13.5, is the best of his career. "A.C.'s been terrific," Coach Mike Dunleavy says. "He's done some things he's never done in the past.
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March 29, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Three NBA championship rings were reportedly stolen from former Laker A.C. Green's home in Palos Verdes Estates. The rings, which are estimated to be worth $25,000 each, were allegedly stolen by day laborers Green hired to move some belongings into storage, police told the Daily Breeze.  The rings are encrusted with diamonds and have his name and former jersey number written on them, the newspaper said. "To him, [they are] priceless," Palos Verdes Estates police Sgt. Steve Barber told the paper.
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June 29, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a less-than-subtle transition at power forward on the Lakers on Wednesday, when A.C. Green and Mark Madsen saw their careers pass in the night. Though the Lakers made it clear that it was not nearly as simple as replacing Green with Madsen--Green could be asked back and Madsen will have to earn hard minutes as a rookie--waiving Green, who started all 105 regular-season and playoff games in 1999-2000, hours before using their No.
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September 2, 1999 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after he left, A.C. Green, the last active member of the Lakers' "Showtime" glory days, on Wednesday also became a big part of the team's present, re-jiggered frontline. Green, a little frazzled by the swift negotiations and deal-making after the Lakers acquired him in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks, still immediately understood the significance of his return. "I'm the last one," Green said, referring to the Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar era.
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September 30, 1989 | SAM McMANIS
Free-agent forward David Greenwood, who played at UCLA in the 1970s and most recently was not re-signed by the Denver Nuggets, passed a physical examination commissioned by the Lakers Friday and may sign with the club before training camp opens next week in Honolulu. Jerry West, the Lakers' general manager, confirmed that Greenwood, 32, passed the physical, but the team still is considering other options in its search to fill retired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's roster spot.
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December 21, 1987 | MIKE DOWNEY
After 24 years of going by his initials, A.C. Green is making a name for himself. They know what to call the Laker forward around the National Basketball Assn. now. They call him one of the best young players there is. He came into the game without a name, the same way he came into the world. His father, A.C. Green Sr., was proud to pass down his handle to his baby boy after the child's birth in Portland, Ore., even though the initials themselves, like Harry S.
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July 18, 1985 | STEVE SPRINGER, Times Staff Writer
When the Lakers made Oregon State forward A.C. Green their No. 1 draft choice last month, the 23rd pick overall, they hoped to have him signed, sealed and delivered by Wednesday. They had to settle for one of the three.
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November 21, 1997 | From Associated Press
Cal Ripken Jr. had never met A.C. Green before Thursday night, but baseball's Iron Man still felt as if he knew his kindred spirit in durability. "I know that in the 10 or 11 years during which this streak has existed, there had to be many nights where the body said 'No,' but somewhere down deep inside, he had to go down there and dig it out and say, 'I'm going to do it, I'm going to go out and play.'
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December 10, 2009 | Chris Erskine
The other night, in a backyard aglow with wine and holiday lights, one conversation went a full 10 minutes without any mention of Tiger Woods, a U.S. cocktail party record. When Tiger's name finally came up -- and it always does -- you never heard so much tsk-tsking by husbands in your life. How disappointing this whole Tiger mess is, they all agreed, mostly because their wives were standing right there. After two weeks, the only thing that is really apparent is that Tiger Woods, probably the best athlete of the era, found a game he couldn't master.
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February 28, 2007
A.C. Green was chosen the best power forward in L.A. Lakers history by readers of the website, with 5,372 responding. Next, online readers vote for the best small forward in L.A. Lakers history. Will it be Worthy or Baylor? Will anyone else even get a vote? Vote now at latimes.com/sports. Who is the best power forward in L.A. Lakers history? *--* A.C. Green 29.3% *--* *--* Bob McAdoo 18.7% *--* *--* Kurt Rambis 12.8% *--* *--* Robert Horry 12.6% *--* *--* Happy Hairston 8.
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April 9, 2002
A.C. Greene, 78, Texas historian and columnist whose books include "Taking Heart" about receiving the transplanted heart of a 31-year-old woman in 1988, died Friday at his home in Salado, Texas, of unspecified causes. Born Alvin Carl Greene Jr. in Abilene, he adopted his first two initials for what became a familiar byline in the Dallas Morning News. He wrote its column Texas Sketches for 19 years.
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October 31, 2001 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If no one minds, A.C. Green is going to keep counting. The streak will end this week, when the NBA will have gone on without him after 1,192 consecutive games, a league record, and almost 15 years. Green, who turned 38 this month, would prefer to continue, but he understands. See, there's a curious thing about a streak that ran from Nov. 19, 1986 to April 17, 2001 and the man who pounded its beat. The games became secondary.
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November 1, 2000 | TIM BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
His record consecutive-games streak a day away from ending, former Laker A.C. Green signed a one-year contract Tuesday with the Miami Heat. Green had intended to attend tonight's ring ceremony at Staples Center. Instead, he was reunited with Coach Pat Riley, who promised the streak, which stands at 1,110 games, "will be taken care of." Though he missed all of training camp, Green will be in uniform tonight when the Heat opens its season against Orlando.
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June 29, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a less-than-subtle transition at power forward on the Lakers on Wednesday, when A.C. Green and Mark Madsen saw their careers pass in the night. Though the Lakers made it clear that it was not nearly as simple as replacing Green with Madsen--Green could be asked back and Madsen will have to earn hard minutes as a rookie--waiving Green, who started all 105 regular-season and playoff games in 1999-2000, hours before using their No.
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September 29, 1993 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A.C. Green returned to Los Angeles a former Laker Tuesday afternoon, fresh from signing a five-year contract with the Phoenix Suns worth $15.085 million, fresh from giving the defending Western Conference champions another artillery piece. Fresh from a big mistake? Green apparently was considering that. There he was in the hotel room of his agent, Marc Fleisher, down the street from America West Arena, not long before signing as a free agent with the Suns.
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May 20, 2000 | Bill Plaschke
Old A.C. Green. Sitting like a dean. Watching the Lakers go far. Along came a bear, and sat on his hair. And everyone said, Dude, that's bizarre. * This is the story about the little green bear that sometimes sits atop the head of the Lakers' big power forward. Don't laugh. This is serious. He is an important figure. He represents an important ethic. He is about strength, endurance, respect. We're talking, of course, about the bear.
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November 30, 1999 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How many generations of younger, bigger, more powerful power forwards has A.C. Green outlasted? How many careers has he seen wasted on the training table, or in street clothes, or in nightclubs, as he kept playing and playing and playing? How could a lanky, 36-year-old, deeply religious man survive 1,042 consecutive games in the NBA, break all the Iron Man records, and still have legs lively enough to make even 21-year-old Kobe Bryant shake his head?
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