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.
October 31, 2001 |
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.
November 1, 2000 |
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.
June 29, 2000 |
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.
May 20, 2000 |
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.