NBA Legend AC Green Joins the UBA

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UBA is a professional basketball league with teams based in key cities across India for fans of all ages. UBA provides an in-arena entertainment experience unlike anything else found in India. UBA’ television team includes Emmy Award winners from the United States. UBA is headquartered in Pune and has a city team, known as Pune Peshwas. The league has seven other teams, namely, Haryana Gold, Delhi Capitals, Chennai Slam, Mumbai Challengers, Hyderabad Sky, Punjab Steelers and Bengaluru Beast.

NBA Legend AC Green Joins the UBA

About A.C Green

A.C Green was drafted 23rd overall in the 1st Round of 1985 NBA Draft by one of the NBA’s most illustrious franchises, the Los Angeles Lakers. Green won three NBA Championships with the Lakers, two in 1987 and 1988 with the team known as “Showtime” and another in 2000 during his second go-round with the Lakers.  Green earned the nickname ‘Iron Man’ for playing in an NBA record 1,192 consecutive games over 16 seasons.  Green’s Iron Man record still stands strong today.

In addition to winning championships playing alongside Lakers teammates Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar in the 1980’s, he won his third title playing with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. Green was also an NBAAll-Star in 1990.

During Green’s NBA career, he also played with the likes of Charles Barkley in Phoenix (Suns) and with Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas (Mavericks).  Green played his final NBA season, 2000-2001, with the Heat where former Laker coach Pat Riley brought him to Miami.

With the Lakers, Green developed as an efficient power forward who made a name for himself with his gritty play. For his career, Green averaged just under 10 points per game, but remains among the league’s best rebounders. Green averaged 7.4 rebounds per game.  He ranks 45th all-time in NBA rebounding and 18th overall in offensive rebounds.

Green started making his mark in basketball in college by winning the PAC-10 Player of the Year award at Oregon State, where his number 45 is now retired.

 

 

 

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