Gerald Green – Bio, Age, Net worth, Height, Married, Nationality, Body Measurements, Career

Gerald Green is an American basketball player who currently plays in the G-League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Gerald Green is best known for his dunk tricks, having won the 2005 McDonald’s All-American Slam Dunk Contest and the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest while coming second in the 2008 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.

Early life

Gerald Green was born on January 26, 1986 in Houston, Texas, United States. So is he 36 years old. He was born to a mother, Brenda Green, and a father, also named Gerald Green. His father is a professional firefighter. He has 3 siblings, two sisters, Terika Green and Delonya Green, and a brother Garlon Green who is also an overseas basketball pro.

When he was in the 6th grade, he tore his right ring finger playing basketball. The accident happened when he tried to dive on the makeshift tire and his finger got stuck on the nail, with amputation as the only option.

Gerald didn’t start playing basketball until his sophomore year in high school. He played junior varsity for J.Frank Doble High School. He was dropped from the team due to his academic issues. He soon transferred to a charter school, Gulf Shores Academy, where he repeated his class. Green was named an All-American.

He was also the high scorer in the McDonald’s All-American Game. He also won the 2005 McDonald’s All-American Slam Dunk Contest, defeating Josh Roberts. Green originally signed to Oklahoma State University, but later decided to enter the NBA draft directly. He was one of the last players to enter the NBA straight out of high school.

professional career

Gerald Green played primarily as a shooting guard/small forward throughout his career. Green was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 18th pick. He played for Boston for two seasons before becoming part of Kevin Garnett’s trade in 2007. After the trade to the Minnesota Timberwolves, Green was stuck on the bench. He won the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Green requested a trade from Wolves. He was traded to his hometown team, the Houston Rockets, but he was released by the Rockets shortly thereafter.

Green also played abroad for teams like Lokomotiv Kuban, Foshan Dralions and Krasnye Krylia but returned to the NBA on December 8 when he signed with Los Angeles, but was waived by the Lakers on December 22. He signed with Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He was named NBA D-League All-Star Game Most Valuable Player at NBA D-League All-Star.

In 2012, he signed a 10-day contract with the New Jersey Nets, where his dunk against Houston went viral and is one of the best dunks of all time. He was signed by Jersey for the remainder of the season. He also played for the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers and Phoenix Suns before making his second stint with Boston in 2016. In 2018, Green resigned from Houston and played two seasons.

He retired in October of the 2020-21 season and joined the Houston coaching staff. Green came out of retirement on January 28 and signed with G-League team Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

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Caption: Gerald guarding Jamal Source: Houston Chronicle

Personal life

Gerald Green is married Deja Hiott. He has three sons named Jeremiah, Julius and Silas. The youngest Silas was born on 09/03/2020 during the global pandemic. It is not certain if the mother of three is the same or not. He had previous relationships with Dorislyn Martinez.

Deja accused Gerald of abuse and charged him. He is the second cousin of Philadelphia 76aers shooting guard Danny Green. His brother Garlon is also a professional basketball player and plays for CSM Oradea in Romania.

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Caption: Gerald with his wife Source: BlackSportsOnline

body measurement

Gerald Green is standing at the Height of 6 feet 6 inches and weighs about 93 kg. He has black hair and his eyes are black in color.

Social Media and Networth

Gerald Green has 571,000 followers on the Instagram @g.green14 account where he mainly posts basketball related stuff. He also posts photos of his family and friends. He is not active on other social platforms.

Green has built his fortune from referrals and playing professional basketball for various teams. According to multiple sources, his net worth is between 20 and 25 million dollars.

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