Gerald Green is a Houston, Texas, native, so it is only natural that he’d be excited to play for his hometown team. Though this is technically his second stint with the Rockets — Green had a short stint with the team back in the 2007-2008 season — he’s already played more games with the team than he did in that first go-around.
Well, Green just showed exactly how happy he is to be a Rocket by getting his hair braided into the Rockets logo.
Green’s hairdo reminds me of another full-of-spirit Houston Rocket, when Ron Artest shaved a Rockets logo into the side of his hair back in 2009 for their second-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers.
For his part, Green is off to a decent start so far with the Rockets. Due the myriad of team injuries and struggles, he’s already seen some time off the bench, going for 18 points on 6-10 shooting in 27 minutes of action in the Rockets’ loss to the Washington Wizards.
Expect him to continue to get opportunity as long as Luc Mbah a Moute is out, and build a chance to even get some action as a get-hot-fast bench scorer when Mbah a Moute returns.
We’re happy to have you too, Gerald!