Here's Gerald Green's Brother, Garlon Green, Slamming a Buzzer Beating, Game Tying Put Back Into His Own Basket
You can criticize Garlon Green for slamming home a game tying put back into his own basket with less than a second left in the game if you want, but I refuse to do so. After all, why else would a player with his athletic prowess be playing in the German League? His sole reason for being there is to showcase his abilities, while not giving a fuck about anyone else around him. Do you know how much awareness you have to lack to put the ball in your own basket in that situation? All of it. All the awareness. Either he was entirely too focused on dunking a missed free throw to care that it wasn't his team's free throw, or he did it on purpose so he could pad his stat line in overtime. Simply put, Garlon Green don't give a fuck. He is not there to make friends. He is there to bring exposure to himself, first and foremost, and in doing so, bring exposure to the league. Since this is quite possibly the first German League "highlight" I have seen go viral, it appears he is doing his job. Certainly not well enough to get himself a better job, but he's doing his job nonetheless.
If there is one thing to chastise Garlon Green for it is the fact that his antics may have gone too far. Did you see the reactions of his German teammates who couldn't touch the rim if they borrowed a mascot's trampoline? Those weren't the reactions of two players watching Garlon Green do something stupid on a basketball court for the first time. Those were the reactions of two guys that can no longer stand having him on the team, no matter how much better he is then everyone else. You don't throw your hands up in disgust the first time the black superstar makes a mistake. You brush it off, and remind yourself that your team is probably better with him than without him. I guess what I am saying is that even prior to this ill-timed put back I'm pretty sure Garlon Green already wore out his welcome. There's no way that guy is averaging more than an assist per game. Shit, I would be surprised if he were averaging over one pass per game. That's not his role in the offense. Hell, that's not his role in Germany. His role is to do whatever the hell he wants as long as he looks good doing it.
If his teammates reactions are any indication, it may be a role that's getting cut from the offense fairly soon, but until it does, it's his role to keep.