In case you didn’t know, Phoenix Suns small forward Gerald Green is missing part of his right ring finger. It was amputated in the sixth grade after a dunking — on a living room basketball hoop — accident went awry (no, I didn’t make that up to see if you were paying attention). Even by the time the 2005 NBA Draft rolled around, Green still wasn’t comfortable with his missing appendage, and was even reluctant to shake David Stern’s hand after walking to the podium as the 18th overall pick.
Green’s NBA career has taken many twists and turns — including a stint in China — but he’s found a home in Phoenix in Jeff Hornacek’s high-flying, fast-paced offense. After rebooting his career in the desert, the Suns marketing department has decided to honor him with a commemorative foam hand — the right hand, missing finger and all.
Well assume Green was consulted on this, because if his secret wasn’t well known before, the cat’s all the way outta the bag now. And, yes, we know what you’re thinking: get your mind out of the gutter. If you would like a Gerald Green foam hand, they will be given away at tomorrow’s Suns-Cavaliers game.
Always fun when a crazy idea you threw out in a meeting becomes reality. pic.twitter.com/4sez9gJXWZ
— Espo (@Espo) January 12, 2015