January 14, 2002LOS ANGELES — After an NBA record 1,192 consecutive games spanning almost 15 years, A.C. Green‘s streak finally ended.Now Green is engaged to be married.
“I am excited to be marrying the most wonderful woman in the world this spring,” said Green, 38, who became engaged over the holidays. “I have waited for awhile for marriage to take place, but my beautiful fiancée has definitely been a Godsend.”
In 16 seasons, Green won three NBA championships and went to the NBA Finals in three decades. He fouled out three times in 1,278 games. The Los Angeles Lakers’ first-round draft pick (23rd overall) in 1985 out of Oregon State University, he played eight seasons with the Lakers, four with the Phoenix Suns, two with the Dallas Mavericks, another season back with the Lakers and last season reunited with former Lakers head coach Pat Riley with the Miami Heat.
In his career, Green averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. His Iron Man streak, which may never be broken, ran from Nov. 19, 1986 to April 17, 2001.
Since his NBA career ended, Green has been spending his time selling and marketing Bio-Sport, his new energy drink. He has a Hyundai dealership in Huntington Beach, Calif. He was recently hired by the American Basketball Association’s Southern California Surf as its vice president of basketball operations. And he remains very involved in the A.C. Green Youth Foundation, which is based in Phoenix.