View Full Version : Donte Greene saves woman from drowning

05-27-2009, 09:47 PM

Check out the link at the bottom of the post. Donte Greene was hanging out and boating on the American River and saved a woman from drowning. He actually used to be a life guard in high school. I'd recommend listening to the link to the interview he did on Sports 1140. Link is at the bottom of the post.

Donte Greene probably isn't considered an on-court "hero." That's okay, because this Memorial Day, the Twitter-happy Sacramento Kings forward was a straight-up stud, rescuing a young lady from a potentially fatal boating situation.

Apparently, Donte and a few of his friends ventured to American River and, while wrapping up their holiday boating activities, a woman, who was untying the ladder on her boat, fell off the back when the boat was started without her knowing. Donte, realizing she couldn't swim, dove right in and saved her life.

So, I didn't know, I thought she could swim, she couldn't swim, I think I'm a swimmer, I was a lifeguard coming up in high school. So, I guess I just reacted and just jumped in, someone threw her a life preserver and I pulled her in to a boat (someone else's) - almost got run over by one..."

It's not so crazy that this situation unfolded -- it happens a lot on Memorial Day, although I would caution most boat owners to learn the art of swimming first -- insomuch as it is just flat out awesome that Green didn't hesitate, dove right in the water and saved the woman from either drowning or a blunt-force-trauma to the head.

And, of course, he Tweeted about it. But don't let that fool you into thinking this was anything remotely resembling hubris: as he said later in an interview (the same one from above), it was "just instinct." And, man, I'll tell you what; the humility and the bravery that Green flashed throughout this whole process is a prime example of actions by athletes that needs more attention in this world filled with Brett Favre selfish media hogs.


05-27-2009, 09:54 PM
Wow. Great job by Donte!

05-27-2009, 10:01 PM
this guy deserves rookie of the year. come on now! good job D

05-27-2009, 10:25 PM
Well Done.

05-27-2009, 10:32 PM
good job!

05-27-2009, 10:33 PM
I just love Donte Greene, seems like a really nice easygoing guy off the court, although he could learn to play with a little more intensity on the court. If you haven't seen his show, The Donte Greene Show, I'd check it out, some funny stuff. Him and Jason Thompson usually do it together, and they have good chemistry together in front of the camera.


05-27-2009, 10:41 PM
Great job Donte! He was one of my fav NCAA players when he was at Syracuse.

05-27-2009, 10:42 PM
yeah im a donte greene fan and i want him to do well on the court

05-27-2009, 10:48 PM
Well done by Donte Greene.

05-27-2009, 10:50 PM
what a great thing to do. He is a hero now

05-27-2009, 11:01 PM
I didnt want the Rockets to trade him but thank god we did or this lady probably wouldve died. Great job Donte!!!

05-27-2009, 11:08 PM
true true ^

05-27-2009, 11:20 PM
big ups to donte, one of my picks for sleepers from his draft class, i think he'll be the next Rashard Lewis when it's all said and done, give him time.

as for now, class act.

05-27-2009, 11:34 PM
Good job!

05-27-2009, 11:42 PM
nice to hear a Professional Athlete in the news for some good instead of some drama

good job donte

05-28-2009, 02:36 AM
what a good guy. give him the silver star

05-28-2009, 02:44 AM
This is not just a "great job." He saved a life. Truly an amazing act and deed. If there is an NBA player that we should not question the character of, it is Donte Greene.

05-28-2009, 09:24 AM

05-28-2009, 09:48 AM
Good Stuff Donte

05-28-2009, 10:05 AM
Way to go Donte, big hero we need more guys like this in the league.

05-28-2009, 10:18 AM
nice to hear a Professional Athlete in the news for some good instead of some drama

Tell me about it. I much prefer reading this article than articles about Iverson talking about practice, or the endless saga of performance enhancing drugs in MLB, or the DUI arrests in many leagues, etc etc etc.