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You’d be forgiven in forgetting that Phoenix Suns swingman Gerald Green is missing just over half of the ring finger on his right hand. The high-flyer doesn’t really advertise it, nor does he appear to enjoy talking about it, and it certainly doesn’t adversely affect the guy’s game. He can’t palm a ball with that hand, but that hasn’t stopped him from turning into one of the game’s most electrifying players – Green has also rounded out into an excellent shooter from both the three-point arc and free throw line.
The Suns, it appears, have no such hesitation when it comes to celebrating Green’s unique handprint. As first noticed by Rodger Sherman at SB Nation, the team is going to hand out foam hands that line up perfectly with Gerald’s right mitt.
Take a look:
Always fun when a crazy idea you threw out in a meeting becomes reality. pic.twitter.com/4sez9gJXWZ
— Espo (@Espo) January 12, 2015
It should be mentioned, and I’m sure the comment section will take care of as much, that this design also somewhat resembles a rather X-rated hand gesture that far too many of us were caught making in college group photos in the late 1990s, but that’s just fine.
Green, a free agent this summer, lost part of the finger after a (you guessed it) dunking accident during his youth. His per-game stats have gone down slightly this year with Phoenix’s addition of Isaiah Thomas to an already-crowded backcourt, but his efficiency has risen and he remains a stellar player that will have plenty of suitors during the offseason.
He’s got his own foam finger tribute, as well, which is as cool as achievements come.
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