Ronny Turiaf and Jeff Green Part of Small Brotherhood

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Ronny Turiaf and Jeff Green Part of Small Brotherhood
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The surgical scar runs about 10 inches up the middle of Jeff Green’s sternum, stopping where the tips of his clavicles meet below his neck. Ronny Turiaf has one, too; his scar older, but no less haunting. Turiaf and Green are two of six players in NBA history, including Green’s Celtics teammate and former Clippers first round draft pick Chris Wilcox, to undergo open heart surgery during their playing careers. They make up a small brotherhood in a large global fraternity of open heart surgery survivors.

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