Currently owns the NBA “Iron Man” Title
Currently owns the NBA “Iron Man” title, having played in 1,192 straight games. A.C. surpassed Randy Smith’s 907 consecutive games played on November 20, 1997, and played in his 1000th game on March 13, 1999.
A.C. played with the Miami Heat during the 2000-2001 season. He earned a Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1999-2000 season. Prior to this, A.C. spent three seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, three seasons with the Phoenix Suns, and nine seasons with the Lakers.
A.C. was the Lakers’ first round-selection in the 1985 college draft, 23rd selection overall. He became the first rookie since LeRoy Ellis in the 1962-63 season to appear in every game. He moved into the starting lineup in 1986-87 for the final 72 games and led the club in rebounds averaging 7.6 per game. He was selected by NBA coaches to the league’s all defensive second team in 1988-89. He recorded a career high 35 points on January 15, 1994. A.C. was voted by his fans as a starter for the 1990 NBA All-Star Game.
• Third-team All-American as a senior
• 1984 Pac-10 Player of the year
• Led Oregon State Beavers to NCAA’s three times, including 1982 “Final Eight”
• No. 4 in NCAA in field goal accuracy as a junior (.657).
A.C.’s heart is dedicated to working with youth. Because of his love for young people, A.C. established the A.C. Green Youth Foundation in 1989, with the main focus on sexual abstinence education. Through his “I’ve Got The Power” abstinence curriculum, A.C.’s mission is to help young people build self-esteem and character, and learn moral and ethical principles which will help them make responsible decisions.