By Joyce Hensley

Staff writer

HERMISTON — It's a long way from the NBA to Hermiston, but former basketball great A.C. Green has a message that plays everywhere. And it's a message that got it's start in Hermiston.

Green, 37, a former All-Star for the Los Angles Lakers, and also played for the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, and Phoenix Suns. He played his college ball at Oregon State University. On Monday, he was center stage at a meeting of Campus Life in Hermiston where he talked about the role God has played in his life.

"The key to my successes is not about me," said Green, who holds the NBA record for most consecutive games played. "I don't believe my own press. With Jesus Christ in my life is the only way I've been able to succeed."

Green has traveled throughout the Northwest talking to teens about his life, how he stayed close to the Lord while traveling around during his NBA career where, for many athletes, anything goes.

(For the full story, please see the May 9, 2003, issue of the Hermiston Herald.)

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