Earlier this week Jeff Green spoke to hundreds of young fans at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly. He had a brief encounter with an 8-year old Heat fan:
For Beverly resident Nathan Barry, it was an offer he couldn’t refuse: An autographed game-worn sneaker from Boston Celtic Jeff Green, in exchange for all of his Miami Heat gear — starting with the cap he was currently wearing.
It was a tempting trade for the youngster, who stood face-to-kneecap with his towering 6-foot-9, 235-pound basketball hero.
“I have to make sure you get rid of this hat,” said Green, going over the finer points of the swap. “And you’re going to have to mail all your Miami stuff back to me. I will then dispose of it. Is it a deal?”
It was a no-brain decision for Barry, a third grader at the Centerville School. The tyke even shook on the deal, swearing off all of his Heat regalia for the entire season, before hurling his red cap into the trash can.
“I think it was pretty awesome,” said Barry, a native of Miami. “I can always buy another hat next year.”
Thanks Nate for reinforcing the
theory fact that Miami Heat fans have backbones of jelly.
Reminds me of a certain playoff game…