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Gerald Green Once Lost His Finger…. While Hooping?!

Gerald Green Missing Finger

Gerald Green lost a finger when he was a kid. In 6th Grade, when he was 11 years old, Gerald Green lost about half of his right ring finger while trying to dunk on a makeshift hoop. He and his younger brother had a jumping contest at home one day, testing their vertical leap. Green was wearing his mother’s ring as the ring caught on a nail and his finger was ripped to the bone. This lead to an amputation.

“I was teasing my brother, ‘You can’t jump this high,’ ” Green said. “I went up and I yanked my finger off. It was still intact but they couldn’t save it during surgery.” Just think about it. Green, one of the world’s best dunkers, can’t palm a ball with his right hand.

“If I could palm a ball I probably could have more dunks than I have in my career, but I still can get the job done”

This blew my mind… This has been public info for quiet sometime, how am I just finding this out?! It also turns out that the Suns did a foam finger night for Green.

Gerald Green Finger

I can’t lie this this thing is pretty dope!

Written by Sami Jarjour

The Co-Founder of Sports ON Tap & Host of "Stuff That Matters w/ Sami Jarjour" Podcast & Co-Host of "That Being Said Podcast w/ George & Sami Jarjour."

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