The 6′ 8″ Phoenix Suns swingman Gerald Green got the perfect acknowledgment from the hometown fans this week. Fans cut off the ring fingers from those giant foam hands you always see in the stands in honor of Green, who has just nine regulation fingers.
Green was in 6th grade when he attempted a dunk on a makeshift rim that caught the ring he was wearing. The finger had to be amputated, which bothered Gerald Green not one damn bit apparently. He won the NBA slam dunk contest in 2007 and has had a long productive career. A career very much appreciated by the attentive Phoenix fans. The great Tom Ley (we always call him the great Tom Ley) at Deadspin let us know about the Phoenix fans inventive prestidigitation.
Always fun when a crazy idea you threw out in a meeting becomes reality. pic.twitter.com/4sez9gJXWZ
— Espo (@Espo) January 12, 2015