By Editorial Staff
Published December 22, 2007
L.A. LAKER POWER GUARD A.C. GREEN is one example of a man who will stand for the truth at all costs.
I knew A.C. during his rookie season with the Lakers. Like all rookies, he had to endure harassment and practical jokes. As he started to practice one day, a teammate came up to him and told him he had a phone call.
Later he told me, “Tommy, I knew if I got that call, I would be late to practice. That phone was a long way away, and if I were late to practice, I’d be in big trouble.”
Trouble meant extra laps after practice. But being a naive rookie, he thought, “Well, maybe I’d better get it.”
Off he ran to answer the call. He picked up the receiver … sure enough … nothing but a dial tone. Sprinting back, A.C. said to himself, “They got me. I can’t believe it. They got me good.”
When he burst through the door, practice had already started. The players laughed, “Ha, ha, ha, look at the rookie!”
“Hey, A.C.! Did you get the call?”
“Yeah,” he nodded, embarrassed. “I got it all right.”
Magic Johnson chimed in, “Oh yeah, Ace, who called?”
After a momentary silence, A.C. blurted out, “It’s my Father and He wants to talk to you!”
All season, A.C. kept going back to Magic to challenge him, “Hey Earvin, have you answered the Call?”
That’s my question to you as well. Will you answer the Father’s call?
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