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NBA Iron Man A.C. Green Ties the Knot

Posted: May 2, 2002

Once one of the NBA's most eligible bachelors, A.C. Green is single no longer. The former Phoenix Suns forward was married in Los Angeles on April 20.

"I have waited awhile for marriage to take place, but my beautiful wife has been well worth the wait," said A.C.

"A.C. is the man I have waited for my whole life," said Veronique Green. "To know that he has also been faithful in waiting for me is the best wedding present I could ever imagine."

A picture of the couple is available at ClubAC.com, the A.C. Green Youth Foundation’s Web site for youth.

The reigning NBA Iron Man, A.C. played in 1,192 consecutive games spanning 15 seasons. However, he has another streak which has received an equal amount of attention. A longtime champion of the abstinence message, the 38-year-old enters his marriage as a virgin. His commitment to abstinence education led him to establish the A.C. Green Youth Foundation in 1989. The Foundation educates youth on sexual abstinence and other social issues, in an effort to help them reach their full potential. More information about the Foundation may be found at ACGREEN.com.

In 16 seasons, A.C. won three NBA championships and went to the NBA Finals in three decades. The Los Angeles Lakers' first-round draft pick (23rd overall) in 1985 out of Oregon State University, he played eight seasons with the Lakers before signing as a free agent with the Suns in 1993. Green spent four seasons in Phoenix and then two with the Dallas Mavericks. He then returned to Los Angeles in 2000-01 and wrapped up his career last season in Miami, reuniting with former Lakers coach Pat Riley.

In his career, A.C. averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. His Iron Man streak, which may never be broken, ran from Nov. 19, 1986 to April 17, 2001.

Since his NBA career ended, A.C. has been spending his time selling and marketing Bio-Sport, his new energy drink. He also has a Hyundai dealership in Huntington Beach, Calif., and this past season, A.C. was hired by the American Basketball Association’s Southern California Surf as its vice president of basketball operations. A.C. also remains very involved in the A.C. Green Youth Foundation, which is based in Phoenix.