Today in Sports History: November 20

By Brandon Zhu

On this day in 1997, A.C. Green of the Dallas Mavericks set an NBA record by playing in his 907th consecutive game in a matchup against Golden State. Green continued to add to the record, playing in 1,192 games through the end of the 2000-01 season. Nicknamed “Ironman,” Green missed three games in his entire 16 season NBA career. Green won three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. During the 1986-87 championship season, Green averaged 10.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game. In 1989, Green was selected to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. In 1990, Green was voted a starter on the Western Conference All-Star Team. The NBA’s most durable player, Green finished his career with a solid 12,331 points, 9,473 rebounds, and 1,033 steals.

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