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Celtics' Jeff Green faces his future

Forward voices thankfulness, not bitterness, two weeks before heart surgery

Updated: December 28, 2011, 6:22 AM ET
By Tom Lakin | Special to ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- It's a Tuesday night in Miami, about an hour and a half before the Boston Celtics take the floor for a game against the Miami Heat, and Jeff Green is sitting in a chair in the visitors locker room at AmericanAirlines Arena, talking.

Green is talking about health and about time, about life and death, about fear, about relief. It's the first time he has spoken to reporters since being diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm a week and a half ago, the first time he's talked publicly since ...

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