Three-time NBA champion comes to Alaska to host Jr. NBA camp

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Kids of all ages were in for a treat this week when three-time NBA champion A.C. Green helped put on the Jr. NBA clinic in Anchorage Wednesday morning.

Green, who holds the record for most consecutive games played in NBA history, at 1,192, worked with 30 kids on their jump shots, free throws and ball handling skills. He says he loves being able to teach kids a new skill, sportsmanship and encouraging them to make new friends.

"All those things, are really what you have to learn about life itself," Green says. "Even at this young age. So, it's really exciting, any time you get a chance to get a ball in a kid's hand."

This isn't Green's first time to Alaska, and each time he comes back, he enjoys the awe and splendor that he associates with it.

"It's a different type of culture, and I love and I appreciate that more than anything else," Green said. "Basketball is a common denominator, the sport can be, the entertainment that happens can be, but at the same time, you have to appreciate Alaska as itself, as a state, and I love that I get a chance to see that."



 
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