Video: Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers discusses Gerald Green situation
Heat guard Gerald Green was hospitalized for undisclosed reasons on Wednesday after an incident in which police were summoned to his residence.
Green, 29, was not arrested, according to the city of Miami police department.
Police call logs show that police were summoned to the Marquis Residences Condominium, at 1100 Biscayne Blvd., at 10:46 a.m. Wednesday because of a “male down.
According to a source, Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue requested assistance because of a “combative patient” at that address, where Green lives.
Police assisted but did not write up a report, and nobody was arrested at the condominium, according to a police department source.
Multiple witnesses at the condo told TMZ that Green “was acting strange in the lobby of the condo ... screaming at the top of his lungs.”
TMZ said it was by told by several people “that there was a huge commotion and it took several people — including emergency personnel — to restrain Green and get him on a stretcher and into an ambulance.”
Heat guard Mario Chalmers, who lives nearby, was at the scene, tried to help and accompanied Green in the ambulance to the hospital, according to TMZ.
The Herald has confirmed that Chalmers was with Green at the hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
“This morning we were informed that Gerald Green was admitted into the hospital,” the Heat said in a statement. “Right now our concerns are with Gerald, and we have no further comment at this time.”
Bill Duffy, one of Green’s agents, declined to comment.
Green was inactive for Tuesday’s game against the Hawks with an undisclosed “illness.”
Green has never been suspended by the NBA for an off-court incident, and there is nothing documented in his past to suggest anything related to mental illness.
During the summer, the Heat signed Green to a one-year, $1.4 million contract, which was considered a bargain for a player who has averaged 10.2 points in his career and was fourth in the NBA in three-pointers two seasons ago.
He led the Heat in scoring in preseason and averaged 10.3 points on 32.3 percent shooting in the Heat’s first three regular-season games.
The Heat did not practice Wednesday and flew to Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon to begin a two-game road trip that begins Thursday in Minnesota and ends Friday at Detroit.
▪ Dwyane Wade, who missed part of Tuesday’s loss to Atlanta with a migraine, accompanied the team to Minneapolis, according to a Heat spokesperson.
Miami Herald staff writers Charles Rabin and Ethan J. Skolnick contributed to this report.