Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

Jeff Green Hugged His Heart Surgeon After Making Game-Winning Layup

Here's a wonderful picture of Jeff Green, moments after sinking a game-winning layup at the end of last night's Cavs-Celtics game, giving a big hug to Dr. Lars Svensson. Dr. Svensson is the man who performed open heart surgery on Green to fix an aortic aneurysm over a year ago, saving Green's life as well as his career.

Here's how Green described the moment to after the game:

“Just a year ago and a couple months, I was under that bright light with him working on me,” said the forward, who scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds.

“It’s a blessing to be here.”

Then, a moment later, Green smiled and said, “That was for him.”

It's cool if you want to shed a tear or two right now. We won't tell anyone.

Picture via



Share This Story