Found September 26, 2013 on
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Even in a rebuilding year, the animosity towards the Miami Heat is alive and well in Boston. While making an appearance at the Glen Urquhart School in Beverly, MA to discuss life and basketball, Jeff Green saw a student in the audience wearing a Miami Heat cap and offered him an autographed game-worn sneaker in exchange for getting rid of all his Heat paraphernalia.
From Wicked Local Beverly:
“I have to make sure you get rid of this hat,” said Green, going over
the finer points of the swap. “And you’re going to have to mail all your
Miami stuff back to me. I will then dispose of it. Is it a deal?”
It was a no-brain decision for Barry, a third grader at the Centerville
School. The tyke even shook on the deal, swearing off all of his Heat
regalia for the entire season, before hurling his red cap into the trash
“I think it was pretty awesome,” said Barry, a native of Miami. “I can always buy another hat next year.”
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