Jeff Green Hugged His Heart Doctor After He Hit a Game-Winning Layup for the Celtics Last Night (Video)

About a year ago, Jeff Green wasn't sure if he would ever play basketball again. He was diagnosed with a serious heart condition and told that he would need to undergo a surgery to fix it.

A year later, he's not only playing in the NBA again, but he's making a lot of noise as a member of the Boston Celtics. That continued last night when he hit a game-winning layup as time expired to give the Celts a 93-92 win over the Cavaliers in Cleveland. And, he punctuated the win by finding his heart surgeon Dr. Lars Svensson in the crowd and giving him a big hug:

"I owe a whole lot to him and the Cleveland Clinic," Green said. "They welcomed me with open arms and I owe them for that."

It was a nice moment—and a reminder of what Green has had to overcome in order to get back on the basketball court.

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[via Larry Brown Sports]

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